Chronogram loves My Year of Epic Rock


How much did I love this review in the Hudson Valley-based Chronogram?

“When we first meet Nina, the seventh-grade protagonist of Andrea Pyros’s excellent debut My Year of Epic Rock, she’s in bad shape: dumped by her BFF for the pretty, mean, new girl, and exiled to the table where her fellow allergy sufferers eat lunch. Once Nina is an outsider, however, she blooms. Her fringe-dwelling pals not only broaden her perspectives, they invite her to join their band The EpiPens (truly a great band name). Pyros captures both timeless teen angst and rock liberation with real verve. When the band gels, and cute boy Ethan notices Nina, this tale sings, loud and proud.”
—Robert Burke Warren

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