Struts and Frets

Jon Skovron

“Struts & Frets will feel instantly authentic to anyone who’s ever felt the pride and shame of being an outsider”
- Cory Doctorow, bestselling author of LITTLE BROTHER


“Skovron perfectly captures that passion-sometimes fierce, sometimes shy-that drives so many young artists to take the raw stuff of life and transform it into something beautiful.”
- Washington Post Book World


From the Publisher:

Told in a voice that’s honest, urgent, and hilarious, Struts & Frets will resonate not only with teenage musicians but with anyone who ever sat up all night listening to a favorite album, wondering if they’d ever find their place in the world.


Music is in Sammy’s blood. His grandfather was a jazz musician, and Sammy’s indie rock band could be huge one day-if they don’t self-destruct first. Winning the upcoming Battle of the Bands would justify all the band’s compromises and reassure Sammy that his life’s dream could become a reality. But practices are hard to schedule when Sammy’s grandfather is sick and getting worse, his mother is too busy to help either of them, and his best friend may want to be his girlfriend.


When everything in Sammy’s life seems to be headed for major catastrophe, will his music be enough to keep him together?


Page Count 289
Part of a Series? No
Age Level 12 — up

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