The First Rule of Punk

The First Rule of Punk

1st paperback ed

Paperback (17 Jul 2018) | English

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Synopsis

A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book

The First Rule of Punk
is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one's watching.


There are no shortcuts to surviving your first day at a new school-you can't fix it with duct tape like you would your Chuck Taylors. On Day One, twelve-year-old Malú (Marìa Luisa, if you want to annoy her) inadvertently upsets Posada Middle School's queen bee, violates the school's dress code with her punk rock look, and disappoints her college-professor mom in the process. Her dad, who now lives a thousand miles away, says things will get better as long as she remembers the first rule of punk: be yourself.

The real Malú 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, Malú 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!

Black and white illustrations and collage art throughout make The First Rule of Punk a perfect pick for fans of books like Roller Girl and online magazines like Rookie.

"Armed with a microphone and a pair of scissors, this book is all about creating something new and awesome in the world. Malú rocks!" --Victoria Jamieson, author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning Roller Girl

About the Publisher

Puffin Books

Puffin Books

Puffin is the UK's leading publisher of children's books and one of its best-loved brands. The publishing programme spans novelty books for the very young and picture books through to teenage fiction, and poetry and non-fiction through to film and TV tie-ins. Puffin publishes an award-winning range of bestselling authors including Janet & Allan Ahlberg, Eric Carle, Eoin Colfer, Roald Dahl, Anne Fine, Dick King-Smith and Melvin Burgess.

Book information

ISBN: 9780425290422
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Imprint: Puffin Books
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 260g
Height: 131mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 25mm