Books by Josh Farrar

A SONG FOR BIJOU by Josh Farrar
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A solid, timely effort. (author's note) (Fiction. 12-15)"
Surviving middle school and puberty is an age-old challenge that video cameras and YouTube have only complicated, as vividly demonstrated in this enjoyable, seriocomic tale of new love, culture clash, adolescent social stratification and friendship. Read full book review >
RULES TO ROCK BY by Josh Farrar
Released: July 1, 2010

Just as her rock band is about to make it big, Annabelle Cabrera's parents move her from Brooklyn to Providence, R.I. Finding fellow rockers is almost as hard as being away from her beloved abuela and adjusting to sixth grade in a new school, but she manages. An approaching battle of the bands means that Annabelle and her misfit bandmates will go head to head with the best rock band in school, which is fronted by the biggest bully in town. To cope, Annabelle creates her Rules to Rock By, which includes such nuggets of wisdom as "Rock stars don't blush." The conclusion wraps up a little too neatly, with a fantasy ending to the battle of the bands, but Annabelle emerges with a new sense of herself as a rocker, though her journey to her true calling as a band leader and songwriter sometimes gets lost in issues of bullying and absentee parents. The teens' voices are funny and distinct from one individual to the next, but the adults are either too good or too bad to be true. Still, middle-school rockers will enjoy the show. (Fiction. 8-12)Read full book review >