Wonderkid: a novel

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Overlook Press/Peter Mayer Publishers,
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1st ed.
Sold-out concerts, screaming fans, TV shows, Number Ones. This is the rock and roll dream, and the Wonderkids are living it. But something's wrong. The gigs are sold out, sure, but the halls are packed with little kids - not sexy hipsters. Edward Lear, the Wonderkids' lead singer, songwriter, and resident mad genius Blake Lear has always written lyrics as silly as they are infectious. Rock and roll has always been for the kids, right? This is why Blake has no objection when the band is offered a deal with the devil: the Wonderkids will be rock stars, adored and revered. The catch? Their audience will be children. The band takes America by storm, and things go very right - until they go very wrong.
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display_description The Wonderkids are living the dream: sold-out concerts, screaming fans, TV shows, number-one hits. Unfortunately, it's because the lead singer, Blake Lear, made a deal-wild success in exchange for transforming the band into a children's entertainment act. Now the seats are packed with grade schoolers instead of cool hipsters, and the television appearances happen on Saturday morning. But hey, rock and roll has always been for the kids, right? The money is good, and things go very right-until they go very wrong. The temptations of the road are many, and the Wonderkids are big kids, too. Narrated by a boy whom Blake adopts on a whim, who becomes the band's disciple, merch guy, amateur psychologist, and-eventually-damage control guru, Wonderkid is a delirious and surprisingly touching novel of the dangers of compromise, thwarted ambition, and fathers and sons, told with tremendous humor and energy.
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subject_facet Adopted children -- Fiction, Audiences -- Fiction, Boys -- Fiction, Concert tours -- Fiction, Deals -- Fiction, Electronic books, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Lyric writing (Popular music) -- Fiction, Musical fiction, Psychological fiction, Rock groups -- United States -- Fiction, Rock musicians -- Fiction, Temptation -- Fiction
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