Review: Rock God: The Legend of BJ Levine by Barnabas Miller

Title: Rock God: The Legend of BJ Levine
Author: Barnabas Miller
Publisher Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: January 1, 2012
paperback, arc, 280 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4022-5962-3
Genre: young adult, contemporary

B.J. Levine, a mild-mannered, 13-year-old boy voted most likely to become a tax accountant, moves to New York City and discovers his true purpose: he must transform himself into the most almighty rocker since Jon Bon Jovi. B.J. battles his father's disappointment, his mother's disapproval, his lack of apparent talent, and a secret society of middle-aged bikers as he gathers a ragtag band and embarks on a real life rock Odyssey.

My thoughts:
This is a fun book to read. BJ Levine is an average kid until he discovers a mysterious notebook with specific instructions on how to be a 'rock god'. BJ goes forth and tries to follow the path the book sets for him. This road is not an easy one though. He has to overcome his fears, connect with his inner Hendrix and outrun some old leather clad, biker dudes out to get him. 
I absolutely loved all the band references in this book also. The author talks a lot about Bon Jovi, which took me on a trip down memory lane. This book has some predictable moments but it's still good. It also has humor, heart, and mystery.  If you love rock, adventure and road trips you should definitely check out this book. 

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*I received this book from the publisher for review purposes only. This in no way influenced my review.


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