Friday, March 6, 2015

Rock and a Hard Place by Angie Stanton - ADVISABLE

Stanton, Angie  Rock and a Hard Place (Jamieson Brothers, #1), 304 pgs.  Harper Teen, 2013.  $9.99  Content: Language: R (60 swears; 3 “F”); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG-13. 

Libby lives with her pot-smoking aunt and is often alone.  One day while she is drawing in her favorite park, an RV pulls up and three boys start playing Frisbee.  Peter, the middle brother, finds Libby watching them and strikes up a conversation, he is surprised to find that Libby doesn’t recognize him because he is a famous rock singer in a band with his other two brothers.  Peter and Libby bond over time whenever he stops through town.  But Libby’s life is getting harder and Peter has too many demands made on him for the band, will they be able to work out a way to be together?   

This is a teen romance.  The characters are likable and although the storyline is completely unbelievable it’s still fun to read.  The characters are sweet to each other and there isn’t any inappropriate sexual content.  If you have girls that like romance, they will enjoy this one.  The "F" words make it hard to recommend for a middle school.  

MS -OPTIONAL, HS-ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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