I’m with the Band: Books Featuring Teen Musicians

August offers exciting experiences for Chicago music lovers. Whether you trek to Lollapalooza to see local hero Chance the Rapper or prefer to watch Katy Perry host the MTV Music Awards in the comfort of your own home, these teen novels about musicians might inspire you to start your own band.

Ever dream of touring the country? After they meet at jazz camp, Wes, Cory and Ash form a band and take off on an impromptu road trip to play gigs in The Haters.

Bev derails the touring plans of her band, The Disenchantments, when she announces that she's starting college in the fall.

Even if the group stays together, success can destroy a romance. The increasing popularity of bass player Pete's band complicates his relationship with girlfriend Margaret in Rock Star Superstar.

Even though she's not in a band, a teen girl gains fame when her ex-boyfriend writes a hit song about her in Audrey, Wait!

When bandmates start dating, the situation can get messy. In This Song Is (not) for You, an unconventional love triangle forms when Ramona and Sam ask Tom to join their band, April and Rain.

In Sister Mischief, Esme forms an all-girl hip-hop group and falls in love with bandmate Rowie, who feels reluctant to come out to her traditional Indian family.

What's your favorite teen book about musicians?

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