Sorta Like a Rock Star
Title: Sorta Like a Rock Star
Author: Matthew Quick
Even though she and her alcoholic mother have been secretly living in an old school bus, Amber stays positive. She teaches English to Korean women using Motown music, entertains the population of a local nursing home, and organizes a group of misfit teenage boys. But when tragedy strikes Amber, it knocks her down hard, so hard that she may not be able to get back up. It is time for the people whose lives Amber has touched to return the gift.
Amber Appleton lives in a bus. Ever since her mom’s boyfriend kicked them out, Amber, her mom, and her totally loyal dog, Bobby Big Boy (aka Thrice B) have been camped out in the back of Hello Yellow (the school bus her mom drives). Still, Amber, the self-proclaimed princess of hope and girl of unyielding optimism, refuses to sweat the bad stuff. But when a fatal tragedy threatens Amber’s optimism—and her way of life, can Amber continue to be the rock star of hope?
With an oddball cast of characters, and a heartwarming, inspiring story, this novel unveils a beautifully beaten-up world of laughs, loyalty, and hard-earned hope. The world is Amber’s stage, and Amber is, well… she’s sorta like a rock star. True? True.