Naked '76 by Kevin Brooks

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A shift to Lili’s present creates a certain emotional distance at the end of the novel after readers have spent so much time amid the dizzying energy of her youth. Regardless, Brooks (The Bunker Diary) delivers an exhilarating love song to the British punk revolution...
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London, 1976: A summer of creation, destruction, and blistering heat. Lili Garcia stands at the edge of London's growing punk scene, playing bass with one of city's wildest bands. The group's success has only strained things between Lili and Curtis Ray, her cool, rebellious boyfriend and bandmate.
Lili soon meets William Bonney, a guitarist from Northern Ireland. William is as reserved as Curtis Ray is loud, haunted by the life he left behind, but every bit as brilliant a musician. William's quiet confidence moves Lili to search for what she really wants. But the secrets of William's past could mean danger for both of them . . .
 

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Kevin Brooks has won numerous awards for his many novels, including Britain's prestigious Carnegie Medal for The Bunker Diary. He lives in North Yorkshire in England. Kevin Brooks
 
Published September 1, 2016 by Carolrhoda Lab TM. 424 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Romance, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction
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Kirkus

Below average
on Jun 28 2016

She serves as readers’ eyes, but Lili’s strictly an onlooker. Her choices neither drive the unfolding plot nor influence crucial decisions made by others. She remains a passive receptacle to the end.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Jun 21 2017

A shift to Lili’s present creates a certain emotional distance at the end of the novel after readers have spent so much time amid the dizzying energy of her youth. Regardless, Brooks (The Bunker Diary) delivers an exhilarating love song to the British punk revolution...

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