The Concert


The Concert

Authors & Illustrator


First Place Book Award

First Place Award

Fiction > YA - Action & Adventure


In 1966, John, Chase, and Rocky are discontented teenagers living in a West Texas oilfield boomtown. On a scorching summer evening, a half-Cherokee friend brings news of a rock concert that captures their hearts and draws them beyond the confines of home and the town’s atypical, if not bizarre, local culture. They expect relaxation and self-indulgence on a quest for music, girls, and independence. No one warned them about the nightmarish elements they might find. Yet, through their struggles, they experience too much ever to be kids again. Some say they were lucky to make it home alive.