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Thunderbowl : Orca Soundings - Lesley Choyce

Thunderbowl

Orca Soundings

Paperback Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9781551432779
Number Of Pages: 128
For Ages: 12+ years old

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Jeremy's band is hot--really hot. Thunderbowl is on the way up and they have had their first big break--a long-term gig at a local bar. The only problem is that while Jeremy should be doing his homework and keeping up in school, he is spending most nights in a rowdy club, trying to keep the band together while his life is falling apart. Trying to balance his dreams of success with the hard realities of the music business, Jeremy is forced to make some tough choices. Also available in Spanish.

"Choyce creates a book in which the plot starts quickly and the reader is instantly attached to the main character...Any teacher or librarian who works with reluctant readers should definitely include this book."-- (02/01/2005)
"The story line is well peppered with tension and action. The subject matter and brusque style of presentation may also help to invite teen readers to turn off the rock music and pick up the book. Recommended."-- (01/01/2005)
"Jeremy is a believable and multidimensional character - mature, thoughtful and not always predictable in his actions...The power of the story lies in the depiction of a young man making his own decisions and taking responsibility for the consequences."-- (09/01/2004)
"This book would certainly appeal to teenagers. The language is inviting without being intimidating. Jeremy's voice rings true as it highlights his passion for music...The story deals with teenage angst without being corny or superficial."-- (01/01/2005)

ISBN: 9781551432779
ISBN-10: 1551432773
Series: Orca Soundings
Audience: Children
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 9 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Novella Distribution
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 10.8  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.1
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition