Author of Middle Grade novels about friendship, family, and figuring out where you fit in.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Review of ROCK 'N' ROLL PRINCESSES WEAR BLACK by Kelly Polark

So, once upon a time, I wore a lot of black. Who am I kidding, I still do! But years ago, I wore black clothes almost every day and was criticized for it. (Which only made me wear more black.) But anyway...

This book rocks in more ways than one! ROCK 'N' ROLL PRINCESSES WEAR BLACK by Kelly Polark is a seriously cute book that I can so relate to. Here's more about it:


Music class and recess totally rock, but being teased in school and ignored at home totally stinks. Stefani Lucas is a rockin’ sixth grader who loves music and dresses like a mini hipster in all black, but there's one thing cramping her style - her lame baby brother who manages to hog all the attention from her parents.

When classmates tease her about her clothes and even double dare her to (gasp!) wear another color, Stef decides a minor makeover may be in order. Can Stef change for others and still stay true to herself?


(Summary from Goodreads.com)

I liked Stef a whole lot. I'm always thrilled to see a female protagonist who isn't afraid to be different, and who shows readers that there are more important things than looking a certain way. And Stef was a good example.

Besides the characters, I loved all the music references. It's clear that the author really knows her rock! I admit, I'm not always familiar with artists that kids are into these days, so some classic bands were a nice change.

I think middle grade readers will enjoy this fun and fast read, as well as adults who wear a little too much black...

You can find ROCK N ROLL PRINCESSES WEAR BLACK on Amazon, BN.com, and Kobo. Check out Kelly Polark's blog, too!

7 comments:

Heather Holden said...

This sounds like such a fun book! I really love that cover, too. It's so vibrant in both color and personality! Also, hurray for wearing black! ;)

Jemi Fraser said...

Totally agree! It's such a fun book - and Stef is a great character. Loved it! :)

Kelly Polark said...

Love this review! Thanks so much, Shelley! Glad you enjoyed it! I had so much fun creating that character!

Nick Wilford said...

Black is timeless! Sounds like a fun read and one that would be good for school kids particularly.

kristi d.wientge said...

I'm definitely going to check this out. I love a good book with music references-- can't wait to see who you highlighted, Kelly Polark!

Romance Reader said...

Sounds like a fun book! I would love to read!

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