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I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone (2008) is a gritty, young adult novel by Stephanie Kuehnert. It was published by MTV Books/Pocket Books.

A raw, edgy, emotional novel about growing up punk and living to tell. The Clash. Social Distortion. Dead Kennedys. Patti Smith. The Ramones. Punk rock is in Emily Black’s blood. Her Mother, Louisa, hit the road to follow the incendiary music scene when Emily was four months old and never came back. Now Emily’s all grown up with a punk band of her own, determined to find the tune that will bring her mother home. Because if Louisa really is following the music, shouldn’t it lead her right back to Emily?”

Girls, guns or zombies? Angsty punk rock girls!

My thoughts… I like to read YA fiction because reading YA fiction is like reading a movie. I especially like to read YA fiction that involves female characters and rock music. IWBYJR is one of the best, and one of my favorite YA books.

Read my original post on RCR (here).

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