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 want him to focus on school and not get a job. But Nick is 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 his mom, 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.
Can he find the courage to enter and will it make his problems disappear?
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.