Monday, September 15, 2008

Corner Reviews: I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone

I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
Stephanie Kuehnert
MTV Books

Emily Black lives a punk rock life. She and her friends in her small town visit River’s Edge most nights, an abandoned building that’s sort of a legend around those parts. Many bands made their start at this teenage music hangout.

When she earns a reputation of the worst kind, Emily takes matters into her own hands and forms her own band with her best friend. Now she’s no longer considered a groupie – she has her own. She Laughs attracts fans from far and wide.

But when Emily wants to leave and expand her own music, her father is upset. After all, Emily was told that her mother left them when Emily was a baby to follow the music. Well, her mother should find her if she is as good as everyone says she is—right?

But what will Emily have to do to get to the top? And what if the reunion with her mother isn’t exactly what she was expecting?

This novel has it all – girl strength, great music, and a powerful message. It would be hard not to be drawn into this story from page one. I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone has found its way to, and has definitely earned a spot on, my recommendation list, and not to mention, my favorites list. I hope to see more soon from Stephanie Kuehnert!

Quote of the Day:

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
-- Thomas Carlyle