Born to Rock

Born to Rock

Book - 2006
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High school senior Leo Caraway, a conservative Republican, learns that his biological father is a punk rock legend.
Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada, c2006
ISBN: 9780439946001
9780439937160
0439937167
043994600X
Branch Call Number: YF KOR NVD
Characteristics: pages ; cm

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white_sparrow_18
Oct 06, 2015

I was shocked when I noticed I hadn't read this book yet. As a huge fan of Gordon Korman's books, it just seemed...wrong. Anyway, I liked this book a lot. It definitely takes some time to get moving, and then the action starts. I think this is maybe for older kids than his other books though, but still not bad(they are a hard core punk rock band after all!). Really funny, I was laughing just reading the first paragraph of the blurb. I'd recomend this.

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rmarc
Aug 15, 2013

this book it nice and cool

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Ubalstecha
Oct 27, 2012

Leo has it all planned out. He will go to Harvard on a scholarship and continue his membership in the Republicans. That is until he is accused of cheating on a test by a vengeful principal. This one act unleashes Leo's inner McMurphy, the part of him that makes bad choices. Before his mother knows what's happening, Leo is working as a roadie for King Maggot, lead singer of the band Purge. Maggot is unaware that he is also Leo's birth father, but Leo hopes that he will grow closer to Maggot and get his university paid for. The summer is a learning experience for both men, but Leo is not as prepared for the truth as he thinks he is.

Fun book from perennial favourite Korman, with a twist you don't see coming. There are plenty of rich characters and memorable scenes to keep the average Intermediate/Senior student interested. Good stuff.

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renheart115
Oct 23, 2011

It was sooooo sweet, and touching. It was funny and cute. The characters were all really great to read about, especially Owen. He was hilarious. I found King to be the most loved of all. Especially since the ending was certainly unexpected, and I really didn't want it to be true. But he was so touching and sweet for Leo.

I loved this book as usual :)

SecondBreakfast Apr 18, 2011

this book is halarious!
(i probably just spelled that wrong but that doesnt really matter...) i wish i could have accually heard the songs though cuz they sounded like a really good band...

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