Title: The Stereotypical Freaks
Author: Howard Shapiro
From: Netgalley / Animal Media Group
Published: Nov. 4, 2012
Four disparate high school seniors come together to compete in their school’s battle of the bands. Sharing a love for playing rock and roll, the members name the band “The Stereotypical Freaks” because they feel stereotyped by their classmates – smart kid, geek, star athlete and quiet weirdo… when in fact they know they are much more than those labels that have been placed on them. When one member reveals life altering news, winning the competition takes on more of a meaning to each member. Scared and angry, upset and yet still with a lot of resolve they set out to win one for the good guys… will they?
Great for kids who love to read comic books but maybe gobbled up too much superhero stuff. Or, a way to get kids to read when they would rather not. They create a band to participate in battle of bands. The main character has a crush on a girl he views is unattainable.
He rejoins with his old best friend from elementary school and the school’s exchange student. Together they bond over creating music. It’s light, relatable and kids will or probably have enjoyed it.
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