When I first heard about Rock War I knew it was one I HAD to read, so when I made a request for this book I kept my fingers and toes crossed. Rock War did take me a while to read, and definitly put my shoulder into exercising mode the amount of times I carried this to and from work.
Rock War follows three teenagers, who are hoping to form a band and try out for Rock the Lock. Jay, Summer, and Dylan have their own chapters as we follow each individual in the path they take to make their dreams come true. When I began reading and saw that we would be following three separate individuals, I was a bit nervous in case it got confusing, but I found it easy to follow them on their journey, I also made a handy dandy list to keep track of who was who and who was in what band, but I honestly didn't use it at all, and which I am not going to share as it gives away band members ;).
One of the things about Rock War I liked is how real the characters felt.
- Jay is so stifled by his siblings, I felt sorry for him having to live the way he does, being surrounded by others all the time, with no escape to really expand his talents. He gets picked on by his brothers, and has another brother who is a felon and constantly getting into trouble.
- Summer works so hard in school while also caring for her Grandmother, I really liked how she finally stood up for herself and told the principal what was really going on. When we got to see a glimpse into her home life my heart broke for her. Rock the Lock would make a huge difference to her life where every single penny counts.
- Dylan took a while for me to like, he is arrogant and thinks everyone should do as he says, but when we see his home life we can see why he puts out a persona to others and doesn't really let anyone in. When he finally does I liked how he was forthcoming and welcoming his band into his home and finally letting someone in who could possibly be some great friends for him.
Rock War certainty surpassed my expectations of this book, and I can't wait to see what happens next, and find out where the bands go from here. I have no idea how long I have to wait, but I know I want to read it now!!!!