Something I was reading mentioned a book called The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez in a positive way. One of the ways I find things to read is by following the suggestions of others that I find stimulating. I could not find the book in print in any of the local libraries but I did find one that had it available on line.
The library had a brief summary of the book. Here it is for you enlightenment.
“The real Malo loves rock music, skateboarding, zines, and Soyrizo (hold the cilantro, please). And when she assembles a group of like-minded misfits at school and starts a band, Malo finally begins to feel at home. She'll do anything to preserve this, which includes standing up to an anti-punk school administration to fight for her right to express herself!’After reading that I decided it was not something that could hold my interest. There were too many stereotypes in the blurb. This Malo has friends who are called “like-minded misfits”. I am not sure what schools this author has ever been in but the description of the things this Malo likes are pretty mainline. I had to look up Soyrizo. It is a sausage made with soy instead of meat. That is the only thing in the description which would not fit in any school I went to.
I am afraid that the story would be a bit too woke for me. I can tell you without trying that the group she puts together is made up of a rainbow flag of victim categories. It is a trend that makes it almost impossible to find a book worth reading any more.
I will keep looking.
homo unius libri