Gaby Triana Backstage Pass

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Backstage Pass

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9780060560171: Backstage Pass

She's named after a
landform.

She learned to walk on the
red carpet.

And now she's playing hostess to the
nation's hottest pop star.

Desert McGraw hasn't exactly had a normal upbringing. Her dad fronts the popular rock band Crossfire, and her mom is the group's manager. Always on tour or sitting in on recording sessions, Desert leads a life that looks glamorous to most people.

But now that she's sixteen and living in yet another new town -- Miami, this time -- Desert is more than ready to call one place home. There's one problem, though: How do you know whom to trust -- let alone what guy to hook up with -- when all any-one wants is access to the band?

Funny, romantic, and filled with essential rock-star etiquette (the proper attire for cruising in a Jag convertible, how to introduce new friends to your leather-wearing dad, etc.), Backstage Pass is a look at what happens when real life meets every girl's dream.

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About the Author:

Gaby Triana lives in Miami with her son, Michael; dog, Chewy; and two cats named Disney and Luke (Skywalker). Her life ambitions include making the world's best sugar cookie and meeting Bono of U2. Until then, she is working on her next book. Backstage Pass is her first novel.

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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