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Los Pandemónium
By author: Lesley Choyce
Selling Points: Music, personal success
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Oct/01/2009
Lexile Level: 590L
Fry Reading Level: 2.9
Pages: 112
Spanish Ages 12+
Price:  $9.95
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Tocamos por diez minutos, sin saltamos ni una nota. La voz de Al apenas se oía, mientras Drek y yo hacíamos las segundas voces, y creo que el micrófono estaba apagado. Al final, terminé con un acorde improvisado y largo en la guitarra. Y ¿saben qué? me salió super bien. Sonó mejor que nunca.
   Era como si la guitarra y mis dedos hubieran estado haciendo todo el trabajo mientras yo observaba desde afuera. Mis dedos se movían como pólvora. Las luces creaban una sensación mágica en todo el lugar. Llegamos al punto más alto y justo como lo teníamos practicado, paramos la música de pronto, de forma perfecta.

Thunderbowl, la banda de Jeremy, es excelente, y acaba de conseguir su primera gran oportunidad: una serie de tocadas en el bar local. El problema es que Jeremy debería estar al corriente con sus trabajos para la escuela, pero pasa casi todas las noches en el escandaloso club tratando de mantener a la banda unida. Equilibrar los sueños de éxito con la realidad de la industria de la música obligará a Jeremy a tomar decisiones muy difíciles.

Jeremy's band, Thunderbowl, is hot, and they have had their first big break—a long-term gig at a local bar. The problem is that while Jeremy should be keeping up with his school work, he is spending most nights in a rowdy club, trying to keep the band together. Balancing dreams of success with the realities of the music business force Jeremy to make tough choices.
Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media - May 1, 2011
"Written at a level accessible to most middle school students and is an excellent resource for ELL and struggling readers...A good choice for teens struggling with how to fit school and activities into their limited time."
Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group - May 12, 2010
"Readable by students who are at an advanced level of Spanish...[An] entertaining story."
Tri State YA Book Review Committee - May 1, 2010
"A solid story...This book is written in perfect Spanish, is a 'quick-read' and has a clear theme and lots of action, making it a good choice for the reluctant reader."

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SKU:  2773
Format: Paperback

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Teen fiction for
reluctant readers

Key Features:
Short, high-interest novels
Contemporary stories
Compelling characters
Linear plots
Ideal for Lit Circles
Ideal for Independent Reading

Teaching Resources:
Teachers' Guides
Resource Guide
Accelerated Reader selections
Lexile levels

Paperbacks: $9.95

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