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Born to Rock

Korman, Gordon

(Paperback - 2008)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Born to Rock
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High school senior Leo Caraway, a conservative Republican, learns that his biological father is a punk rock legend.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Paberbacks, 2008
Edition: 1st Hyperion Paberbacks ed
ISBN: 9780786809219
0786809213
Branch Call Number: FIC K
Characteristics: viii, 261 p. ; 21 cm.

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High school senior Leo Caraway, a conservative Republican, learns that his biological father is a punk rock legend and becomes a roadie on his father's comeback tour.

Leo, a conservative Republican, learns that his biological father is a punk rock legend, and becomes a roadie on his father’s comeback tour.

Leo, a conservative Republican, learns that his biological father is a punk rock legend, and becomes a roadie on his father’s comeback tour.


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Aug 15, 2013
  • rmarc rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this book it nice and cool

Oct 27, 2012
  • Ubalstecha rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Leo has it all planned out. He will go to Harvard on a scholarship and continue his membership in the Republicans. That is until he is accused of cheating on a test by a vengeful principal. This one act unleashes Leo's inner McMurphy, the part of him that makes bad choices. Before his mother knows what's happening, Leo is working as a roadie for King Maggot, lead singer of the band Purge. Maggot is unaware that he is also Leo's birth father, but Leo hopes that he will grow closer to Maggot and get his university paid for. The summer is a learning experience for both men, but Leo is not as prepared for the truth as he thinks he is.

Fun book from perennial favourite Korman, with a twist you don't see coming. There are plenty of rich characters and memorable scenes to keep the average Intermediate/Senior student interested. Good stuff.

Oct 23, 2011
  • renheart115 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It was sooooo sweet, and touching. It was funny and cute. The characters were all really great to read about, especially Owen. He was hilarious. I found King to be the most loved of all. Especially since the ending was certainly unexpected, and I really didn't want it to be true. But he was so touching and sweet for Leo.

I loved this book as usual :)

Sep 22, 2011
  • BookLvr07 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Loved it!

Apr 18, 2011
  • SecondBreakfast rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this book is halarious!
(i probably just spelled that wrong but that doesnt really matter...) i wish i could have accually heard the songs though cuz they sounded like a really good band...

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