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Born to rock / Gordon Korman. High school senior Leo Caraway, a conservative Republican, learns that his biological father is a punk rock legend.

Lemonade mouth / Mark Peter Hughes. A disparate group of high school students thrown together in detention form a band to play at a school talent show and end up competing with a wildly popular local rock band.

Feeling humiliated and confused when his best friend Tessa rejects his love and reveals a long-held secret, high school senior Luke must decide if he should stand by Tessa when she invites a female date to the prom, sparking a firestorm of controversy in their small Indiana town.

Seventeen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly 300 pounds, gets a new perspective on life when a homeless teenager who is a genius on guitar wants Troy to be the drummer in his rock band.

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Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley. Winner of the William C. Morris Debut Award and the Michael L. Printz Award #YA #guysread

Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #1: Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

The dark days of Hamburger Halpin / by Josh Berk. When Will Halpin transfers from his all-deaf school into a mainstream Pennsylvania high school, he faces discrimination and bullying, but still manages to solve a mystery surrounding the death of a popular football player in his class.