ROCK MY WORLD by Liza Conrad


A Novel of Thongs, Spandex, and Love in G Minor
Age Range: 14 & up
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Chick-lit lit with music. It’s almost all conversation, with a little kissing and shopping, as 17-year-old Livy James and her best friend Cammie go on tour with her dad’s band. The Babydolls are doing their reunion/comeback. Livy’s mom was once a backup singer and is now earth mother for their lead singer, Livy’s fragile but still charismatic dad. Livy’s writing a column for Rock On magazine, and her dispatches to its editor punctuate her efforts to find out exactly what happened between her dad, her mom and the Babydolls’ drummer in Paris before she was born. Meanwhile, the Wolves, opening act for the Babydolls, have a gorgeous lead singer named Nick with a Buddhist conscience and an Irish accent who is quite taken with Livy. She’s sworn never to date a musician, so all will see where that’s going. There’s some cool stuff about fancy hotels, limos and room service, and a fair amount of preaching about the evils of drugs and booze, as the band moves from Tokyo to London. Livy’s deus ex machina is a song of her mother’s, so she can make peace with the band, her grandparents and her new boyfriend in perfect wish-fulfillment bliss. (Fiction. YA)

Pub Date: July 5th, 2005
ISBN: 0-451-21523-0
Page count: 224pp
Publisher: NAL/Berkley
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2005