Shy but talented Orion Taylor dreams of rock glory so when his Yet-To-Be-Named garage band has a chance to compete in the high school Battle of the Bands, he throws himself into his music. Just as he’s beginning to find his voice and confidence, his disillusioned older brother, Del, returns home and seems determined to sabotage his life and dreams. Can Ori learn to believe in himself enough to fight for his music, the girl he loves (and come up with a band name) before it’s too late?
Ages 12 and up, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13: 978-0316133104 (Hardcover), 978-0316133098 (Paperback)
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Visit Ori's Site!Check out the band site, Colorado Rocks! Here you’ll find excerpts from the band’s blog in the book along with cool videos and downloads. So, if you loved the book, you’ll love getting to know Ori and the band on Colorado Rocks.
Kudos and Awards
Finalist, Colorado Book Award for Young Adult Literature
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