Road Rash
Road Rash
A teenage drummer finds out what life is really like on tour with a rock band in this funny and bittersweet YA novel. For anyone who loved Almost Famous or This Is Spinal Tap.   After being dropped from one band, sixteen-year-old drummer Zach gets a chance to go on tour with a much better band. It feels like sweet redemption, but this is one rocky road trip—filled with jealousy, rivalries, and on-stage meltdowns.   Mark Parsons has written a fast-paced, feel-good novel about a boy finding his place in the world, in a band, and in the music. Zach is a character teens will stand up and cheer for as he lands the perfect gig, and the perfect girl.   “A must-read for young garage-band types.” —Booklist   “Readers and especially musicians should enjoy debut novelist Parsons’s look at a band on the run.” —Publishers Weekly   “A road-trip adventure in romance and friendship that is ultimately all about the music.” —Kirkus Reviews

Book Details


  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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When 17-year-old Zach Ryan gets picked as the new drummer in a popular local band, he quickly learns about the challenges that come with life on the road during their summer tour. Playing in small venues, the band Bad Habit deals with a bar brawl and a manager who won't pay them.

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