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DJ Rising

DJ Rising

The first thing I hear is music. The first thing I’ve always heard is music.

Meet Marley, an unassuming high school junior who breathes in music like oxygen. In between caring for his heroin-addicted mother, and keeping his scholarship at a fancy prep school, he dreams of becoming a professional DJ.

When chance lands Marley his first real DJ job, his career as “DJ Ice” suddenly skyrockets. But when heart-rending disaster at home brings Marley crashing back down to earth, he is torn between obligation and following his dreams.
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Genre: Teen & Young Adult / Young Adult Fiction / Family / Parents

On Sale: February 12th 2013

Price: $10

Page Count: 304

ISBN-13: 9780316121897

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Praise

* "This gritty, pulsating peek into a lesser-known world reverberates with the energy of a thumping dance club."—Booklist, starred review
"[R]eaders will relish reading about Marley's rise to fame despite his harrowing situation. A new voice worth watching."—Kirkus
"Passionate, insightful, and beautifully told."—Edward Bloor, author of Crusader and Tangerine
"I've got a mad beat in my heart for DJ Rising. It goes LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE."—Julie Anne Peters, author of Luna and Keeping You a Secret
"Love Maia spins the perfect mix in DJ Rising. Dreams, ambition, sadness, blooming love, and ultimately hope. I adore this novel. Marley's beautifully told story will steal your heart."—Matt de la Pena, author of We Were Here and I Will Save You
"In a crackling voice that will draw readers into the story and keep them there until the final page, Love Maia skillfully portrays the passion of pursuing a dream, and the difficulties that come with trying to hold on to it."—Tim Tharp, author of The Spectacular Now
"Love Maia has created a star in Marley, someone who overcomes the odds, fights for his dreams, and isn't afraid to get lost in the music!"—Coe Booth, author of Tyrell and Bronxwood
"If--like me--you've been saved by music a trillion times, this rhythmic, pulsing, hip, and completely satisfying debut was spun just for you."—Matthew Quick, author of Boy21 and Sorta Like a Rock Star