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Street Song

Written by Sheena Wilkinson

Street Song Synopsis

When life goes off-key, change your tune. RyLee's career is over. After winning a national TV talent show and becoming a teen pop sensation, his fame and success has quickly been followed by addiction, media scrutiny, and career suicide. After a brief spell in rehab, 18-year-old Ryan has some rethinking to do. His stepdad - music promoter and self-appointed creator of 'RyLee' - wants him at home and in school, and under his thumb. But after an argument descends into violence, Ryan decides to run away from his old life, his failed career, and his dysfunctional family. When he meets the stunningly witty but distinctly average guitar-player Toni almost directly outside his front door, the opportunity to start afresh seems too good to pass up. Before long, he has arrived in a new city, joined Toni's amazingly talented band, and reinvented himself under the name 'Cal'. For the first time in his life Ryan has friends around him, he's playing the music he's always wanted to play, and - despite living in a hostel, busking for his wages, and living under a false identity - he's finally happy. But just when Ryan feels like he has truly started over, his past begins to catch up with him.

Street Song Press Reviews

A powerful novel of redemption and reinvention. --Booklist Wilkinson goes from strength to strength with this gritty, compelling novel about second chances and finding your place in the world. I couldn't put this book down. --Cat Clarke, author, Undone

Book Information

ISBN: 9781785300899
Publication date: 20th April 2017
Author: Sheena Wilkinson
Publisher: Ink Road an imprint of Black and White Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages

About Sheena Wilkinson

Sheena Wilkinson has been established as one of Ireland's most acclaimed writers of contemporary realistic fiction for young people. She has won four Children's Book Ireland awards for her work, and has also been awarded a White Raven Award from the International Youth Library; an IBBY Honour Listing; and has been shortlisted for the Reading Association of Ireland Awards twice. Wilkinson was granted a Major Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, its highest award. A prefessional mentor on the Creative Writing degree at the National University of Ireland, Wilkinson also set-up and runs the Belfast Inter-Schools Creative Writing ...

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