Sorta Like A Rock Star by Matthew Quick is one of the 20 Michigan Thumbs Up! award book selections of 2010. The complete list and voting information is available from the MLA website or at your local library.
Amber lives on a bus. Her mother drives the bus for school kids during the day, and at night they both sneak back and sleep there. Yet Amber is a very positive person. She teaches English to Korean women using music and entertains once a week at the local nursing home. Nothing at school or in her messed-up life has taken away her spirit. But when tragedy strikes, Amber is knocked so low that she cannot see her way through. Now the people in her life get the chance to show Amber how much she means to them.
This was Matthew Quick‘s first teen book. He is currently working on his third book.
Posted by: Beth