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Ann Herrick Books for Kids & Teens

 The Next Great Rock Star!

Jason is ready to ditch his best friends in his quest for fame and fortune!

When Jason and his friends form a garage band, they call it “No Frills” because they want to keep it real—even when they enter a band contest and pressures to alter their image mount. Then one day, due to a close encounter with lightning, Jason’s life changes in a big way—but is he magically cooler or is it just his perception?

As he goes from blah to cool, his head swells as he takes his fifteen minutes of fame too seriously. His too-busy mother and fortune-telling grandmother don’t get through to him. Even maybe-more-than-a-friend Layla is ready to give up on Jason, especially when he starts flirting with much-older Mindy. Only a rescued kitten keeps him even remotely grounded. It isn’t until he loses the friendships with the band mates he once counted on that he realizes he has a major problem, and he worries it might be too late to fix it.


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“…a wonderful coming of age story about losing focus on what is important in life and hopefully finding it again before relationships are destroyed and feelings are hurt beyond repair. I highly recommend…”

~~Diane, Tome Tender Reviews

“…a well-crafted tale, aimed at the preteen age group. It’s a great story, written in the right language for the age group, and it follows a natural path from beginning to end. Character development is good and well matched to the story being told. However, on top of all this there are some great life lessons here, lessons on how not to behave! It teaches preteens about changing attitudes, losing focus, and how not to destroy friendships and hurt people because of a selfish attitude. I think any preteen or young teen will benefit greatly from this tale and there may be a few adults that could learn a lesson or two as well. Good book, I enjoyed it.”

~~Anne-Marie Reynolds, Readers’ Favorite

“… a very creative story…Herrick spins a delightful tale that combines humor with more serious subjects and things that all pre-teens would like to read about: rock bands, secret crushes, and more: all in one volume…I’d definitely recommend this great book!”

~~Syd, Books Plus Heart

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