Rock On: A story of guitars, gigs, girls, and a brother (not necessarily in that order)

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Mar 5, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
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Ori Taylor is the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the Band To Be Named Later, a garage band he started with his friends. After years of being known only as the kid brother of sports star Del, Ori is looking forward to stepping out of his older brother's shadow, learning to perform in public, and rocking the Battle of the Bands contest. Oh, and maybe finally working up the nerve to talk to a girl in person instead of just over e-mail. But when Del suddenly returns from college, he expects Ori to step back into his role of little brother, just when Ori is starting to come into his own.

With his confidence wavering, will Ori be able to overcome his stage fright and lead the band to rock glory? Will the Band To Be Named Later ever get a real name? Will their best performances remain in the garage?

Denise Vega's deft exploration of brothers, bands, friends, and crushes promises to have readers tuning in page after page, because among all the ups and downs of being a teen, one thing's for sure: We all just want to rock on.

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User Review  - Chelsea Mejia - Goodreads

The book Rock On by Denise Yega is about a boy named Ori Taylor. He is the singer, guitarist, and song writer of the Band to be Named Later. He has a brother who he always looked up too. even though ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lance - Goodreads

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a deep book with multiple layers. The two characters in the story are Ori Taylor, a rock star-esque musician, and his older brother and ladies' man ... Read full review

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Denise Vega wrote her first children's book when she was twelve years old. Her short stories have been published in a number of children's magazines including Spider, Highlights and Pockets. She is the author of Build a Burrito and Tortillas! (Cartwheel Books/Scholastic).

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