Paperback, 140 pages
Published November 4th 2012 by Animal Media Group
Four disparate high school seniors come together to compete in their school’s battle of the bands. Sharing a love for playing rock and roll, the members name the band “The Stereotypical Freaks” because they feel stereotyped by their classmates – smart kid, geek, star athlete and quiet weirdo… when in fact they know they are much more than those labels that have been placed on them.
When one member reveals life altering news, winning the competition takes on more of a meaning to each member. Scared and angry, upset and yet still with a lot of resolve they set out to win one for the good guys… will they?
This book was sent to me by Mr. Howard Shapiro of the Animal Media Group (www.animalmediagroup.com) for an honest review. So here it goes…
TEAR-WORTHY READ. Period. What more can I say? This comic book left me crying and speechless for some time!
Four high seniors were united, despite their differences, because of their love for music. It is such a rare event for me that guys of different personas come together. They were like water and oil, same poles of a magnet – never meant for each other. However, their differences made their bond even stronger! OPPOSITES DO ATTRACT.
They encountered different problems, with people trying to tear them apart because of obvious reasons.But I admire them. They continued to do what they love despite the snickers and backstabs they were receiving. Tom, Dan, Mark, and Jacoby aren’t just ordinary high schoolers – they are the stereotypical freaks that broke the stereotypes that had held them to the ground and soared high.
This book really made me cry. Aside from the fact that it has a bittersweet ending, it has like foreshadowed a death in my family. My paternal grandmother died because of old age and complicated diseases a day or two after I had read this book. I just really can’t believe the coincidence. Maybe this book was a sign and I really had no idea because I was so submerged in reading it. Nonetheless, this book made a mark in my life, in my heart. Death is inevitable, they say. Or as what they say in Game of Thrones, “VALAR MORGHULIS: ALL MEN MUST DIE.”
Friendship is built on trust and belief. Belief that you can do everything as long as you believe in yourself. Belief that you trust each other as someone to rely on when the worst comes. In happiness and sadness, a true friend will always be there by your side waiting to catch you when you fall and help you stand up to face the challenges. Xoxo
MY RATING: ❤️❤️❤️❤️