The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett, Y Fiction Pratchett
A talking cat, intelligent rats, and a strange boy cooperate in a Pied Piper scam until they try to con the wrong town and are confronted by a deadly evil rat king.
The Big Nothing by Adrian Fogelin, Y Fiction Fogelin
A middle-schooler struggles to cope with major family problems, including a brother who might be heading for the Persian Gulf, but finds an escape in piano lessons and the dream of a romance with a popular girl.
Born to Rock by Gordon Korman, Y Fiction Korman
High school senior Leo Caraway, a conservative Republican, learns that his biological father is a punk rock legend.
Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys by Francesca Lia Block, Y Fiction Block
With their parents away, four young people form a rock band that becomes wildly popular, carrying them into a "freer" life than they can cope with.
Fake ID by Walter Sorrells, Y Fiction Sorrells
After a lifetime of moving and assuming new identities, sixteen-year-old Chass begins to piece together the disturbing past that haunts her and her mother and which involves a mysterious tape, a deceased popular singer, and the secrets of several people in a small Alabama town.
Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going, Y Fiction Going
Seventeen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly 300 pounds, gets a new perspective on life when a homeless teenager who is a genius on guitar wants Troy to be the drummer in his rock band.
Full Moon O Sagashite by Arina Tanemura, Y Graphic Tanemura
Young Mitsuki loves singing and dreams of becoming a pop star. Unfortunately, a malignant tumor in her throat prevents her from pursuing her passion. However, her life turns around when two surprisingly fun-loving harbingers of death appear to grant Mitsuki a temporary reprieve from her illness and give her singing career a magical push start.
Good Enough by Paula Yoo, Y Fiction Yoo
A Korean American teenager tries to please her parents by getting into an Ivy League college, but a new guy in school and her love of the violin tempt her in new directions.
In Mozart's Shadow: His Sister's Story by Carolyn Meyer.
In eighteenth-century Europe, Anna "Nannerl" Mozart, a musician whose talent and dedication is overshadowed by that of her gifted younger brother, Wolfgang, struggles to win the notice of her father and patrons who might further her career, despite her gender.
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater, Y Fiction Stiefvater
On the day of an important music competition, talented but painfully introverted and nervous Deirdre Monaghan is helped to perform by the compelling and enigmatic Luke Dillon and finds herself inexorably drawn into the mysteries and dangers of the faerie world.
The Last Days: A Novel by Scott Westerfeld, Y Fiction Westerfeld
As an ancient evil stirs beneath the streets of New York City, infecting rats and people like a plague, five quirky teens come together to form a "New Sound" band whose music seems to have paranormal power.
LBD: It's a Girl Thing by Grace Dent, Y Fiction Dent
Barred by their overprotective parents from attending a rock music festival, fourteen-year-olds Ronnie, Fleur, and Claude, also known as "Les Bambinos Dangereuses," decide to stage their own music festival at Blackwell School.
The Mozart Season by Virginia Euwer Wolff, Y Fiction Wolff
Allegra spends her twelfth summer practicing a Mozart concerto for a violin competition and finding many significant connections in her world.
The Musician's Daughter by Susanne Dunlap, Y Fiction Dunlap
In eighteenth-century Vienna, Austria, fifteen-year-old Theresa seeks a way to help her mother and brother financially while investigating the murder of her father, a renowned violinist in Haydn's orchestra at the court of Prince Esterhazy, after his body is found near a gypsy camp.
The New Policeman by Kate Thompson, Y Fiction Thompson
Irish teenager JJ Liddy discovers that time is leaking from his world into Tir na nOg, the land of the fairies, and when he attempts to stop the leak he finds out a lot about his family history, the music that he loves, and a crime his great-grandfather may or may not have committed.
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn, Y Fiction Cohn
High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart.
Nobody Does It Better: A Gossip Girl Novel by Cecily von Ziegesar, Y Fiction Von Ziegesar
Scandal abounds as the uptown girls take "time to shop, drink, eat, and make merry," winding up their days as Constance Billard students with a Senior Spa Day that is crashed by The Raves rock group and assorted other guys.
Notes From the Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick, Y Fiction Sonnenblick
After being assigned to perform community service at a nursing home, sixteen-year-old Alex befriends a cantankerous old man who has some lessons to impart about jazz guitar playing, love, and forgiveness.
Ouran High School Host Club by Bisco Hatori, Y Graphic Hatori
One day, Haruhi, a scholarship student at exclusive Ouran High School, breaks an $80,000 vase that belongs to the 'Host Club', a mysterious campus group consisting of six super-rich (and gorgeous) guys. To pay back the damages, she is forced to work for the club, and it's there that she discovers just how wealthy the boys are and how different they are from everybody else.
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, Y Fiction Leroux
After the breathtaking performance of the lovely Christine Daae and her sudden disappearance, the old legend of the "opera ghost" becomes a horrifying reality as the ghost strikes out with increasing frequency and violence—always with the young singer at the center of his powerful obsession.
The Return of Death Eric by Sam Llewellyn, Y Fiction Llewellyn
Convinced that a raven has cursed him with bad luck, Eric Trashmettle ends his career as leader of Death Eric, the best rock band in the universe, and becomes an embarrassment to his two children who, when they realize that the family's finances are suffering, plot to get him back on the stage for a comeback.
Rock Star Superstar by Blake Nelson, Y Fiction Nelson
When Pete, a talented bass player, moves from playing in the high school jazz band to playing in a popular rock group, he finds the experience exhilarating even as his new fame jeopardizes his relationship with girlfriend Margaret.
Things Hoped For by Andrew Clements, Y Fiction Clements
Seventeen-year-old Gwen, who has been living with her grandfather in Manhattan while she attends music school, joins up with another music student to solve the mystery when her grandfather suddenly goes missing.
This Lullaby: A Novel by Sarah Dessen, Y Fiction Dessen
Raised by a mother who's had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician.
Tribute to Another Dead Rock Star by Randy Powell, Y Fiction Powell
For a tribute to his mother, a dead rock star, fifteen-year-old Grady returns to Seattle, where he faces his mixed feelings for his retarded younger half-brother Louie while pondering his own future.
Under the Baseball Moon by John H. Ritter, Y Fiction Ritter
Andy and Glory, two fifteen-year-olds from Ocean Beach, California, pursue their respective dreams of becoming a famous musician and a professional softball player.
Vandal by Michael Simmons, Y Fiction Simmons
The love-hate relationship between high school musician Will and his older brother Jason is fueled by the abuse Will suffers at Jason's hands but a devastating accident changes everything for the boys and their family.
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