Rules to Rock By by Josh Farrar

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You'd never guess it now, but Annabelle Cabrera used to be a rock star. And not like her mom or dad called her a "total rock star" after she won a spelling bee or something. She was a real rock star, the bassist of Egg Mountain, the most popular band in the New York music scene. But when her parents uproot her from Brooklyn and move her to Rhode Island so they can record their own album, Annabelle feels lost. Starting a new band isn't as easy as she'd hoped, the school's rival band is a bunch of bullies, and her parents are so immersed in recording that they're completely neglecting Annabelle and her younger brother. How can Annabelle truly make herself heard?


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JOSH FARRAR is the author of Rules to Rock By. Josh wrote A Song for Bijou as a kind of love letter to the borough of Brooklyn, New York, where he lives. To research A Song for Bijou, he interviewed Haitians and Haitian Americans in the New York area and took long winter walks in the neighborhood of Flatbush. He also sampled many delicious West Indian dishes, listened to rara music in Prospect Park, and bruised his thumb in a Haitian drumming class. www.FarrarBooks.comAuthor location: Brooklyn, NY
Published June 5, 2010 by Walker Childrens. 251 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Arts & Photography.

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To cope, Annabelle creates her Rules to Rock By, which includes such nuggets of wisdom as “Rock stars don’t blush.” The conclusion wraps up a little too neatly, with a fantasy ending to the battle of the bands, but Annabelle emerges with a new sense of herself as a rocker, though her journey to h...

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