DJ Rising by Love Maia is the story of Marley Johnnywas Diego-Dylan’s complicated high-school life, his rise in the world of DJs, and his love of music.
Marley has cared for his drug addict mother since his father died four years ago. He works every night during the week to pay the bills and goes to a private school on a scholarship. When he gets a job as the warm-up DJ at a club, it seems like all his dreams are coming true, especially when his long time crush starts paying more and more attention to him. Then, his dreams go further when the DJ that Marley warms up for gets him into a DJ contest at the hottest club in town. And of course, just when things start looking up, everything comes falling down around Marley.
This book is definitely for ages 13 and up, because there is a lot of cussing. The characters and story could fit in with the real world. DJ Rising is a fast read with 285 pages and lots of intense scenes that make you want to know what happens next. The writing is really descriptive, especially with all the song and artist references. This novel would be a good read for music lovers and future DJs who are of the right age.
Title: DJ Rising
Author: Love Maia
Publisher: Hachette Book Group, Inc