Thursday, January 15, 2015

Book Review: Red Dirt Rocker by Jody French

Title: Red Dirt Rocker
Author: Jody French 
Year: © 2012
My Rating: ♕♕♕♕/5
Genre: Non-fiction
Pages: 180
Format: Paperback 
Sources: Publishers 
Publishers: Neverland Publishing Company, LLC
ISBN: 0982697139
ISBN 13: 9780982697139

       ✘Red Dirt Rocker✘

Red Dirt Rocker is a contemporary and inspirational American dream-come-true story geared toward a Young Adult audience. Based, in part, on the true and incredible adventures of teen MTV musician Forrest French, this hip and vibrant page-turner filled with pop culture references will draw the young reader in as they see the story unfold through the eyes of this straight-edge teenager from a tiny, hick, country town, whose life is about to change forever. His strict dad raised him to be a football jock-his free spirited mama raised him on classic rock. Small town athlete and teen musician Forrest French finds himself torn, having to decide between public high school, sports and his simple, country life in Coweta, (aka Cow-Town) Oklahoma; his deep Southern roots and strong family ties, or the jet-setting life of an MTV rock star. While dealing with the team bully and facing the fickleness of teen dating relationships, Forrest depends on his faith to keep a cool head. In this story filled with teen angst and teen hopes, Forrest holds fast to his beliefs as he hangs on for the ride of his life in the upside-down, backward and thrilling world of rock-n-roll. Red Dirt Rocker illustrates to its Young Adult audience that they can be accepted and successful with straight-edge flair, be they athlete, band geek, cheerleader, or aspiring rock star. Experience a shotgun ride right alongside Forrest as he embarks on his rock-n-roll dream and finds that a beautiful heart and strong values may just win over superficial beauty and popularity in the end. 

           ✘My Thoughts✘

So, by the rating on Goodreads this book was great. Learning about Forest was such a great experience for me. Learning about his goals and how he strives was very impeccable and young readers or fans look up to people like this. Forrest taught me that dreams do come true and that's what I loved most. The part about MTV really captured my attention and I was hooked. Music is a huge part of my life and learning about this particular artist was great.

The fact is that even though his father and mother wanted something something good to come out of his life he made a choice that changed his life. I also like that even though he went threw bullying he didn't let that stop him, which I in force in my life. No one is perfect and someone will always envy you for your talent and seek what you have. Its up to you as a person not to let that stop your or get in your way because it will bring yo down, but you MUST keep your head held high. Great job Forrest and your fame and success came through with your hard work and determination.

          ✘Jody French✘

Hailing from the small farming and ranching community of Coweta, Oklahoma, author and substitute teacher Jody French began her life traveling the United States with her mother, who was in the race horse training industry. As an adult, Jody had the privilege to continue her travels in the U.S. and Canada as she chaperoned and tutored her son, teen musician and MTV artist Forrest French. Jody’s love for working with and relating to teens as well as her passion for her son’s music inspired her to write her first novel for young adults. In addition to writing and traveling, Jody loves to spend time with her husband, three children, and three grandchildren. Rumor has it that some of her writing has even been accomplished with a grandbaby on her lap. Her most cherished destination is a cozy cabin with majestic views in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, where she enjoys hiking, white water rafting, and natural hot springs hot tub hopping with her adventure seeking family. 


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