Jan 10, 2013

Review: Red Dirt Rocker by Jody French

Red Dirt Rocker by Jody FrenchAuthor: Jody French
Publisher: Neverland Publishing Company
Number of Pages: 180

Here's the synopsis:

"Based, in part, on the true and incredible adventures of teen MTV musician Forrest French, this hip and vibrant page-turner filled with pop culture references will draw the young reader in as they see the story unfold through the eyes of this straight-edge teenager from a tiny, hick, country town, whose life is about to change forever.
His strict dad raised him to be a football jock—his free spirited mama raised him on classic rock. Small town athlete and teen musician Forrest French finds himself torn, having to decide between public high school, sports and his simple, country life in Coweta, (aka Cow-Town) Oklahoma; his deep Southern roots and strong family ties, or the jet-setting life of an MTV rock star. While dealing with the team bully and facing the fickleness of teen dating relationships, Forrest depends on his faith to keep a cool head. In this story filled with teen angst and teen hopes, Forrest holds fast to his beliefs as he hangs on for the ride of his life in the upside-down, backward and thrilling world of rock-n-roll."
I was shocked when I finished this book. I never expected it too be this....good. I have no idea why but I didn't I got this book from Jody French herself, thank you Ms. French, and when I got the book it was skinny. Okay, whatever. Skinny books can still be good...at times. Then I looked in side of the book. Holy crap, that is some BIG print. Let me say that I was not so eager too read this book now. I like books with details. Skinny and big print book usually ends up with a 2 or 3 star rating because they have no detail. So there the book sat on my shelf for days, but my gaze kept on floating back to this book. The synopsis sounded so amazing. 

So a couple days ago, I decided I was going to read this book once and for all. I freaking loved it. Forrest is such an amazing guy. I loved how he stayed true to himself. He didn't fall into the lure of alcohol or the chance to be an ass just because he was famous now. That just made me want to meet him and just get to know even more about him. It was sweet how he liked Sophie. It was so adorable to read about him falling for this girl and how he truly liked her. 

I absolutely hated Heather. She...she was such a snob! D.J. as well. Though I must say, he has one awesome name. I loved how his mom wanted to capture every single moment of his career. I felt bad for him when he was torn up about not being able to play in the football because he had to go to a concert but I was glad he was following his dreams. 

This book was truly enjoyable to read. I am really glad now that I read it. The cover is so cool. I looked up the real Forrest French and I think that he is on the cover. I looked up their music as well, and my oh my are they good. I really enjoyed listening to them. Maybe I'll end up downloading all of their songs, who knows? I had never heard of him before, so when I saw that he was a MTV artist I just had to look him up.

Guys, I really recommend that you guys read this book. I had a lot of fun reading this book. Also, I just want to tell Jody French that she is awesome. This is her first book and it just rocked. 

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

*A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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