Gaby Triana's first novel about Desert McGraw, a famous rock star's daughter who wants nothing more than to lead a perfectly annonymous life.
In this hip debut novel, rising star Gaby Triana uses her immensely accessible voice and humor to paint a mesmerizing picture of a life not quite in the spotlight–but not quite out of it, either. As the daughter of a famous rock star, Desert McGraw has led a glamorous existence. But now that she's sixteen and living in yet another new town, she just wants to call one place home. In fact, Desert will do nearly anything to lead a normal life–even if it means breaking up the band.
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Gaby Triana is the author of three other novels, The Temptress Four, Cubanita, and Backstage Pass. She lives in Miami, Florida, with her husband and their four children.From School Library Journal:
Grade 9-11–Desert McGraw, daughter of aging rocker Flesh, has moved from L.A. to begin 11th grade in a new school in Miami. She desperately tries to avoid her father's fans, who have always used her, and to find real friends, but is uncertain about whom to trust. When she meets Becca, who claims she has "no life," she tries to hide the truth. Eventually, though, Desert tells her despite the risks. Becca worships Flesh, but the girls get past it and begin a fragile friendship. Desert also becomes involved with Liam, a genuinely nice guy. Becca and Liam help her through the difficult affair between her father and her mother's personal assistant. As the school year progresses, Desert's character grows and develops; she begins to write her own songs and discovers her own gifts and comes to rely on herself to solve her problems. When Becca is in trouble and possibly on the brink of suicide, Desert finally comes to terms with her self-centeredness and starts to act like a true friend. Complete with entertaining inner dialogue and honest emotion, Desert's voice is believable and consistent. Snippets of her poetry shed added light on her feelings and perceptions. With its unique look at culture shock, this is a fast-paced and enjoyable read.–Karen Hoth, Marathon Middle/High School, FL
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Book Description HarperTeen, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060560193