Gail Giles (Shattering Glass, What Happened to Cass McBride, Girls Like Us) joins with Deb Vanasse (Out of the Wilderness, Cold Spell) for another winner to entrance readers young and old, an adventure that pits three boys in a band against a strange little demon.
Pod does card tricks to prove he’s in control. Flaco is rich and loyal beyond words to his abuelo. Manny is desperate to get out of his Bar Mitzvah. Together, what these misfits want most is for their fledgling band to get noticed. When their made-up song conjures a strange man in Pod’s ancient barn, fame follows so fast it’s scary. How much is talent and how much is from something they don’t understand? They want to think they’ve called up anything but the devil, but as strange things pour from the sound hole of Pod’s guitar, they have to face the fact that they may have accidently inked a deal with the devil. Success, family, friends—even their lives are at risk unless they can find a way out.
“A powerful story told in an equally powerful voice, with characters you love and root for from the very first pages. A novel of friendship, love and guts about three kids who refuse to surrender—brilliant and strikingly new!” ~ Terry Trueman, Printz Honor Author of Stuck in Neutral
“The first movement in an ambitious song cycle of a tale” ~ Kirkus Reviews
"Turn this book up to eleven! It puts the buzz in Beelzebub and the power in power chords. A musical, lyrical tale that must be read.” ~ Arthur Slade, author of The Hunchback Assignments