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Born to Rock by Gordon Korman
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Mar 31, 2010

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Leo Caraway is president of the young republicans club, a great student, and has a scholarship to Harvard. But then he discovers that his biological father is King Maggot, the lead singer of Purge, the greatest punk band in history. He hates punk music, and doesn’t want anything to do with his real father. That is, until he is falsely accused of cheating on a test, and gets his scholarship to Harvard taken away. So then he has to accept a job as a roadie on purge’s summer tour, with hopes that by the end of the summer, he will have gotten to know King Maggot so well that he will pay for his tuition. I thought that Born To Rock was a very well-written book, and that it was also very funny. Gordan Korman does a great job of describing a person so that his characters come to life. I also liked how the book was written. A lot of things happened, it was suspenseful, and it drove you to read until the end. But there are some things that I did not like about this book. The main character, Leo, does a lot at the start of the book and at the end. But towards the middle of the book I found that he doesn’t really accomplish anything. He just sort of sits around and acts pretty normal. There should have been more action. Born to rock is an overall great book. It’s well written, suspenseful, and very, very, funny. I would recommend it to people 13 years and older.
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message 1: by Mark (new)

Mark Good introduction to plot of stry without giving away the ending

message 2: by TimE (new)

TimE Good job describing the book without giving too much away.

message 3: by CharlieH (new)

CharlieH I liked the review, but I thought it was about short. Do you think that I would like it?

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