Are You Experienced?

Jordan Sonnenblick

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Rich is fifteen and plays guitar. When his girlfriend asks him to perform at protest rally, he jumps at the chance. Unfortunately, the police show up, and so does Rich’s dad. He’s in big trouble. Again. To make matters worse, this happens near the anniversary of his uncle’s death from a drug overdose years ago. Rich’s dad always gets depressed this time of year, but whenever Rich asks questions about his late uncle, his dad shuts down.

Frustrated by his dad’s silence, Rich sneaks into his office and breaks into a locked cabinet that holds his dad’s prized possession: an electric guitar signed by Jimi Hendrix. Before he knows it, Rich is transported to the side of a road in Upstate New York with a beautiful girl bending over him. It will take him a while to realize it’s 1969, he’s at Woodstock, and the girl’s band of friends includes his fifteen-year-old dad and his uncle, who’s still alive. In Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick, what Rich learns, who he meets, and what he does could change his life forever.

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I SHALL BE RELEASED
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014

 
I guess if you’re looking for the real beginning of this story, this is it. The day had started out looking pretty promising. I was psyched up, because my girlfriend, Courtney, had asked me to play my guitar and sing at a protest thing outside our little town’s city hall. Well, she was actually my sort-of girlfriend. I wanted to commit, but she said I was too “emotionally inexperienced.” Whatever that means. We were both sophomores at the same high school, and she had reminded me about the protest all day long—in

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"Sonnenblick’s depiction of Woodstock is genuine, infectious, and groovy (he shares a joint with Jerry Garcia!), and Rich’s future knowledge wrings aching melancholy from what, in 1969, seemed like a utopia. Unique, occasionally profound, and appropriately psychedelic. Turn it up, man!" -- Booklist

 "This provocative, personal peek at legendary Woodstock rocks." -- Kirkus Reviews

 "Captures the mood and magic of the famous weekend from a distinctly contemporary perspective." -- BCCB


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About the Author

Jordan Sonnenblick

Jordan Sonnenblick’s acclaimed teen titles include Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, Notes from the Midnight Driver, and After Ever After.  He is also the author of the Dodge and Me series. A former middle-school English teacher, he lives with his family in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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Are You Experienced?
Jordan Sonnenblick

Hardcover

Hardcover
Feiwel & Friends
September 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250025647
ISBN10: 1250025648
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$17.99

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e-Book Agency
Feiwel & Friends
September 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466848412
ISBN10: 1466848413
Young Adult Fiction304 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$9.99
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