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Jason Blain.. or Jason Blah, as he thinks of himself is nothing special.

He’s background. Standing behind the lead, mumbling the words so no one can hear him. Knowing he’ll never be the next great rock star.

He’s overlooked. His mother is too busy making ends meet to even notice him.

He’s nobody. His friends wouldn’t even notice if he wasn’t there.

Until he’s struck by lightning… then everything changes.

Hott Review:

What I liked: I enjoyed The Next Great Rock Star!

Jason feels like a very real pre-teen to me. The same insecurities and beliefs. When his life goes from normal to extraordinary, Jason goes from selfless to selfish and learns a great lesson about friendship.

What I didn’t like: While overall I enjoyed The Next Great Rock Star! there were times that it sort of drug & I wasn’t able to get my reluctant-reader teen to finish it.

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Author: Ann Herrick
Source: Ann Herrick – in Exchange for an Honest Review
Publisher & Date: Indie, October 16th 2015
Genre: Middle Grade Fiction
ISBN: 2940152416602
Pages: 100
Grade: B
Ages: 12-14
Steam: There is a short scene where Jason gets kissed that won’t be appropriate for all middle=grade readers.
This Counts for these Challenges: 2015 Let Me Count The Ways Reading Challenge, 2015 New Authors Reading Challenge,

Author Bio:

Ann Herrick is the award-winning author of several books and short stories for kids and teens. Included in the awards her books have won are the ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Readers, IRA/CBC Children’s Choice and EPIC Best YA Novel Finalist.

Ann grew up in Connecticut, where she graduated from The Morgan School and Quinnipiac University. She now lives in Oregon with her husband, who was her high-school sweetheart. Their wonderful daughter is grown, married and gainfully employed, and has given Ann her only grand-dog, Puff, a bloodhound-Rottweiler-beagle mix and six grand-kitties. While she misses the East Coast, especially houses built before 1900, she enjoys the green valleys, fresh air and low humidity in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Ann loves cats, walking, the Oregon Ducks and working in her back yard. In addition to stories and books for children and young adults, Ann also writes copy for humorous and conventional greeting cards.

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