For What It's Worth

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Macmillan, Jul 3, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
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The year is 1971 and the place is Laurel Canyon, California. Quinn, a fourteen-year-old music “encyclopedia,” writes a music column—called "For What It's Worth"—for his school paper. But Quinn’s world is about to change when he is faced with helping a war dodger and must make some tough decisions. When he starts receiving cryptic Ouija board messages from Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix (all members of the 27 Club), he knows he is in over his head. Fortunately for Quinn, his new girlfriend Caroline helps him get a grip and channel his inner self. 

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User Review  - Anna - Goodreads

This book has an enticing storyline, and wonderful music references to back it, but frankly the writing just does not shape up. I am a huge music fan, and am particularly fond of protest music from ... Read full review

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User Review  - John Jorgensen - Goodreads

If you're still one of those people that collect vinyl records, appreciate the artwork and detail put into them, and are truly passionate about music, I think you'll love this book. If you love ... Read full review

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Janet Tashjian is the author of many popular novels including My Life as a Book, My Life as a Stuntboy, and The Gospel According to Larry. She lives with her family in Los Angeles.