My Year of Epic Rock


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$10.99  $10.22
Sourcebooks Young Readers
Publish Date
5.27 X 7.7 X 0.57 inches | 0.44 pounds

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About the Author

Andrea Pyros is the author My Year of Epic Rock, which was called "a perfect read for anyone who feels BFF-challenged" by Booklist and "a charming addition to upper elementary and middle school collections" by School Library Journal. Andrea is a contributor to the popular website, From The Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors and has written extensively for young adults, starting with her stint as co-founder of the pop culture website Girls on Film and then as a senior-level editor at a variety of teen magazines. A native of New York City, Andrea now lives in New York's Hudson Valley with her husband and their two children. For more information, visit her at


"A good choice for younger readers...valuable for its portrayal of a young person living with serious food allergies. " -- Kirkus Reviews
"Nina is brave and at times, pragmatic, and recognizes she deserves to be treated better. With food allergies becoming commonplace for many kids, Nina's struggles will hit the right note with readers...Nina is a likable character and her story feels authentic A charming addition to upper elementary and middle school collections" -- School Library Journal
"A perfect read for anyone who feels BFF-challenged, and the food allergy aspect may attract kids who have such issues...the band rocks out at the end, but that's just the icing Nina's ability to finally stand up to the girl she always thought was her friend is the cake" -- Booklist
"My Year of Epic Rock was an adorable book from start to finish... I loved following Nina through her ups and downs and feel like this would be a great read for anyone ages 11 and up." -- The Sarcastic Palm Tree
"A great clean book for tweens and young teens with a sweet kiss at the very end. My Year of Epic Rock is a sure-fire hit!" -- Picture Books to YA (And everything in be "tween")
"This book totally rocked...I loved the fact that Nina is a drummer! Parents: this is a nice clean read that should appeal to the whole family. " -- Book Hounds