Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick
  

Synopsis

Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick

When Rich's girlfriend asks him to play at a local protest, he jumps at the chance. Unfortunately, the police show up, and so does his dad. What's worse, this happens near the anniversary of his uncle's death. Whenever Rich asks questions about his uncle, his dad shuts down. Rich sneaks into his father's office to get a guitar signed by Jimi Hendrix, one of his dad's most prized possessions. Before he knows it, Rich is on the side of a road and a beautiful girl in a tie-dye shirt is bending over him. It's 1969, he's at Woodstock, and the girl's band of friends includes his dad as a 15-year-old, and his uncle, who is still alive. What Rich learns could change his life forever...

Reviews

Readers will enjoy seeing the 1960s through Rich's eyes. --Publishers Weekly

Sonnenblick's depiction of Woodstock is genuine, infectious, and groovy (he shares a joint with Jerry Garcia!), and Rich's future knowledge wrings aching melancholy from what, in 1969, seemed like a utopia. Unique, occasionally profound, and appropriately psychedelic. Turn it up, man! --Booklist

This provocative, personal peek at legendary Woodstock rocks. --Kirkus Reviews

Captures the mood and magic of the famous weekend from a distinctly contemporary perspective. --BCCB

Teens who revere Woodstock will love this detailed and highly entertaining look at the famous festival. Any teen who has dealt with a difficult relationship with a parent will surely identify with Sonnenblick's sensitive and moving portrayal of a father and son discovering what makes each other tick. --VOYA

Humorous . . . well researched. --School Library Journal



About the Author

Jordan Sonnenblick's acclaimed teen titles include Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, Notes from the Midnight Driver, and After Ever After. He is also the author of the Dodge and Me series. A former middle-school English teacher, he lives with his family in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Author

Jordan Sonnenblick
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Publisher

Square Fish an imprint of Palgrave USA

Publication date

15th December 2015

ISBN

9781250063045


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