By Lisa McManus
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All 15-year-old Nick Zinsky wanted was a guitar of his own and a necklace for his mom, and he wanted to buy both on his own, without anyone’s help.
Nick’s mom doesn’t want him to get a job but to focus on school, but he’s anxious to save up so he spends the summer and weekends busking downtown with a guitar loaned from school – a secret he has to keep from her, his music teacher, his friends and especially from the school bully, Beau.
But when a music competition is announced where the prizes would solve all Nick’s problems, Nick lacks the confidence to enter the competition.
Does he find the courage to enter? Does he ever get his guitar?
Author note: ‘Street Notes’ is a story about bullying, a teens’ struggle for independence, and about learning that sometimes it’s okay to ask for help.
This book was previously published with the title “Newbie Nick” in June 2014.