If Rock and Roll Were a Machine

This coming of age tale is an old story made new once again in the roar of Harleys, the pulse like throb of an RB baseline, and the silence of adolescent solitude The story teaches us once again that the pain of coming of age is the purchase price of mature joy.
If Rock and Roll Were a Machine This coming of age tale is an old story made new once again in the roar of Harleys the pulse like throb of an RB baseline and the silence of adolescent solitude The story teaches us once again that

  • Title: If Rock and Roll Were a Machine
  • Author: Terry Davis
  • ISBN: 9780910055864
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Terry Davis

    Terry Davis is an American novelist who lives near Spokane, Washington, and is a professor emeritus of English at Minnesota State University, Mankato MSU Mankato , where he taught Creative writing fiction and screenwriting as well as adolescent literature Davis, who has been a high school English teacher and a wrestling coach, is the author of three novels for young adults Vision Quest 1979 , Mysterious Ways 1984 , and If Rock Roll Were a Machine 1992 He has also written Presenting Chris Crutcher, a biography of the respected young adult author.

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    • Omar Paz said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 03:12 AM

      This book had a good message for a lot of teens in my opinion. It was one of those books, in my opinion, that goes too scary deep into real-life problems where you just got to put it down for a while. Overall a great book with a good message.

    • Dan Rheingans said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 03:12 AM

      An excellent book about growing up, the impact of the people around us, and how the decisions we make about who we are and what we will become shape not only us, but those around us. Really enjoyed this one. Fast YA lit book, but definitely worth the read!

    • Sylene said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 03:12 AM

      On the surface, this is a story about a kid learning to ride motorcycles, play racquetball, and overcome his desire for intimacy.However, this story spoke a lot to me about a kid who had his self-confidence snatched away until he lost his will to voice opinions and recovers this. He finds meaningful people who believe in him, and that's all it takes for him to start rehabilitating his lost soul.Two of my favorite quotes from this book:1. [randomly funny simile] "Every bike I met carried a couple [...]

    • Dave Wilson said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 03:12 AM

      Davis gives us Bert Bowden, a coming-of-age high school junior who finds himself at a crossroad with his father, a bully teacher from his past, and the reality that he is not the best football player. In fact, Bert turns his focus to racketball where he runs into his bully teacher. Terry Davis had great success with Vision Quest (1979) and he does it again here with another memorable character in Bowden.

    • Ms. Yingling said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 03:12 AM

      Loved the cover, loved the premise, loved the style AND the fact that it was an older title that held up well and was being reissued. Didn't love the f-bombs. Definitely look into for high school, but will pass for my middle school students.

    • Oliver Eastwood said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 03:12 AM

      This book was kind of slow at the start, but then by the end I was really into it. I thought it was going to be about rock and roll (as the title suggests), but really rock and roll hardly features. But it was a great growing-up novel, one that I can relate to and enjoy.

    • Kevin English said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 03:12 AM

      Received an ARC of what appears to be a reprint last year. Took me a while to get into, but Bert's story is powerful and one that we've all experienced: the debilitating effect of another's criticism and the self-defeating prophecy that can result.

    • Will said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 03:12 AM

      See my review on my blog You Know You Wanna Read It: willteenbooks/201

    • Debbie Hoskins said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 03:12 AM

      Motorcycles and rock, what's there not to like?

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