For What It's Worth

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Macmillan, Jul 3, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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The year is 1971 and the place is Laurel Canyon, California. Quinn, a fourteen-year-old music "encyclopedia," writes a music column—called "For What It's Worth"—for his school paper. But Quinn's world is about to change when he is faced with helping a war dodger and must make some tough decisions. When he starts receiving cryptic Ouija board messages from Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix (all members of the 27 Club), he knows he is in over his head. Fortunately for Quinn, his new girlfriend Caroline helps him get a grip and channel his inner self.


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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

Tashjian creates a vivid sense of the times in this entertaining story set in early 1970s California. Classic rock fans will eat this one up. It'll make you root through your record collection. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A music-obsessed teen in Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon begins to connect the songs he loves to world events.In 1971, Quinn enjoys a sweet life. His family counts Mama Cass Elliott and Carole King as ... Read full review

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Janet Tashjian is the author of many popular novels including My Life as a Book, My Life as a Stuntboy, and The Gospel According to Larry. She lives with her family in Los Angeles.