Are You Experienced?

Are You Experienced?

Book - 2013
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Rich is fifteen and plays guitar. When his girlfriend asks him to perform at protest rally, he jumps at the chance. Unfortunately, the police show up, and so does Rich's dad. He's in big trouble. Again. To make matters worse, this happens near the anniversary of his uncle's death from a drug overdose years ago. Rich's dad always gets depressed this time of year, but whenever Rich asks questions about his late uncle, his dad shuts down.

Frustrated by his dad's silence, Rich sneaks into his office and breaks into a locked cabinet that holds his dad's prized possession: an electric guitar signed by Jimi Hendrix. Before he knows it, Rich is transported to the side of a road in Upstate New York with a beautiful girl bending over him. It will take him a while to realize it's 1969, he's at Woodstock, and the girl's band of friends includes his fifteen-year-old dad and his uncle, who's still alive. In Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick, what Rich learns, who he meets, and what he does could change his life forever.

Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, ©2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250025647
Characteristics: 294 pages ;,22 cm


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0Charlie Apr 22, 2014

This was an enjoyable read. The story is quite clever and does a good job of tying the various threads together. I found the descriptions of the performances and details of the flashback time evocative. The actual writing is a little thin and the characters are not fleshed out but as a fantasy/reality hybrid, it works fairly well. I would particularly recommend this book to teens, boys, and those with an interest in classic rock music.

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