Friend Is Not A Verb
By: Daniel Ehrenhaft
Pub date: May 1st, 2010
From the author of the Edgar Award–winning The Wessex Papers comes a hilariously offbeat novel about Henry “Hen” Birnbaum, a teenage boy who dreams of becoming a rock star despite a minor setback, namely: his girlfriend just dumped him and kicked him out of their band. Now his social life consists of night after night of VH1 marathons with his best friend and next-door neighbor, the neurotic Emma Wood.
Then there’s the matter of Sarah, his sister, who mysteriously disappeared for a whole year and just as mysteriously returned. As the story unfolds, the reasons for her disappearance seem more unbelievable than Henry ever could have imagined. Maybe rock god status isn’t too farfetched for Henry. After all, crazier things have happened.
summary from goodreads.com
I very much like the sound of this. There's music and bands incorporated into the plot, a certain sense of mystery given Henry's sister's disappearance and the protagonist is male which I like as well. :)