Brezenoff, Steve

Boy Seeking Band

(4) YA When Terence Kato's mother dies, he is forced to leave his beloved arts school to attend public school for eighth grade. Terence, a talented bassist, avoids friendships until he starts a new jazz band. Predictably, Terence processes his grief and bonds with his bandmates while competing in a battle-of-the-bands competition. The quick-moving plot and short chapters are hi-lo friendly; abundant obscure jazz references and jargon are less so.


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