Synopses & Reviews
Jael has always felt like a freak. She has never kissed a boy, she never knew her mom, and her dad has always been superstrict—but thats probably because her mom was a demon, which makes Jael half demon and most definitely not a normal sophomore girl. On her 16th birthday, a mysterious present unlocks her familys dangerous history and Jaels untapped potential. What was merely an embarrassing secret before becomes a terrifying reality. Jael must learn to master her demon side in order to take on a vindictive Duke of Hell, while also dealing with a twisted priest, best-friend drama, and a spacey blond skater boy who may have hidden depths.
Author Jon Skovron takes on the dark side of human nature with his signature funny, heartfelt prose.
Music is in Sammys blood. His grandfather was a jazz musician, and Sammys indie rock band could be huge one day—if they dont self-destruct first. Winning the upcoming Battle of the Bands would justify all their compromises and reassure Sammy that his lifes dream could become a reality. But practices are hard to schedule when Sammys grandfather is sick and getting worse, his mother is too busy to help either of them, and his best friend may want to be his girlfriend.
Told in a voice thats honest and wry, Struts & Frets will resonate not only with teenage musicians but also with anyone who ever sat up all night listening to a favorite album, wondering if theyd ever find their place in the world.
About the Author
Jon Skovron is also the author of Misfit. The Washington Post Book World said of Struts & Frets, “Skovron perfectly captures that passion—sometimes fierce, sometimes shy—that drives so many young artists to take the raw stuff of life and ‘transform it into something beautiful.” He lives in Washington, DC.