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Sorta like a rockstar : a novel

Author: Matthew Quick
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2011, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Although seventeen-year-old Amber Appleton is homeless, living in a school bus with her unfit mother, she is a relentless optimist who visits the elderly at a nursing home, teaches English to Korean Catholic women with the use of rhythm and blues music, and befriends a solitary Vietnam veteran and his dog, but eventually she experiences one burden more than she can bear and slips into a deep depression.
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Genre/Form: Novels
Fiction
Juvenile works
Young adult fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Quick
ISBN: 9780316043533 0316043532
OCLC Number: 720015901
Notes: Includes a Reading Group guide and an excerpt from Boy 21.
Description: 355 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Sort of like a rockstar
Sorta like a rock star
Responsibility: by Matthew Quick.
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Although seventeen-year-old Amber Appleton is homeless, living in a school bus with her unfit mother, she is a relentless optimist who visits the elderly at a nursing home, teaches English to Korean Catholic women with the use of rhythm and blues music, and befriends a solitary Vietnam veteran and his dog, but eventually she experiences one burden more than she can bear and slips into a deep depression.

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