Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone Paperback – July 8, 2008
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
"Teeth. Punk. Combat boots. Attitude. Feminism. Family. Girls with guitars. Relationships that jack you up. Sharp things of the not-good kind. Friendships. Love.... It's all here; it's all pure and real." -- Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Ink Exchange
"A fierce and wild ride." -- Laura Wiess, author of Such a Pretty Girl
"A wonderfully written andevocative story of a mother and daughter parted by circumstance and joined by music. I heartily recommend it." -- Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting
Top Customer Reviews
This was one cool book. I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone is probably on of the most down-to-earth books I have ever read. It isn't full of fairytales and other. Stephanie did a great job of making the book very realistic. The plot was also great, sometimes something would happen that I never suspected but then there were times when something would happen that I knew was going to happen. Which in some books I don't' like figuring out what is going to happen but I didn't mind it at all in this book. The characters in this book were stupendous; they all had their flaws, which is great because in life everyone has flaws. I also enjoyed how big of a part music plays in the story. Which is probably because I am a big fan of rock but I think every one who reads this book will be able to envision Emily rocking out on the stage, like I did. I also introduced to some great rock bands while reading the wonderful story. I recommend this book to every teen out there, especially if you like listening to rock bands. Also some adults might enjoy the story too.
Still, a quick enjoyable read--some nice dark touches. I'll definitely pick up Kuehnert's other book.
Soon, her band is swept up in the dangerous world of rock music. Her band has a lot of talent, but so many ups and downs in Emily's life lead her away from the music. There are the bad boyfriends, the death of her grandparents, the involvement with drugs and self-medication, and a year wasted searching for her mother. But eventually Emily finds her way back on track, and her friends are still waiting for her to come back and pick up her guitar. And so she does, because music is all she has.
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone is a beautiful coming-of-age story that I will never forget. Reading along from both Emily's and Louisa's points-of-views was heartbreaking at times, because they've both experienced so much pain in their lives. The story that Stephanie Kuehnert has woven has lessons on everything from friendship, family, love, drugs, and learning to love, or at least accept, the person you are. The story is filled with so much raw emotion, and I nearly cried at the ending because I didn't want the story to be over.
I have to admit that I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone is like no other book I've ever read, and that is definitely a good thing.Read more ›
Now Emily's grown up and has a band of her own. Along with Reagen and Reagen's boyfriend Tom, She Laughs is born. While the band sky rockets, Emily secretly hopes that her punk rock music will bring her mother back to her. Even though life may seem great at times, Emily takes the wildest ride of her life with all the classic ups and downs of a crazy roller coaster.
This book was beyond spectacular. I was definitely expecting a great book, but nothing as utterly amazing as I was presented. Now I must first start with the characters. Emily was by far my favorite. I felt like I could really connect and relate to her, even though I'm not into sex, drugs and rock & roll, I still felt like we shared something! Her emotion seeped through every page and she was just so real. I cannot even imagine what it would be like not to have a mother and growing up without that ever lasting best friend. It was also really cool that we share the same birthday!! Stephanie Kuehnert also did a great job creating her supporting characters. Reagen, Tom and Emily's dad all had such life to them. They didn't feel like they just faded into the background like some characters tend to, they popped right out of the book. Then there's the time period. I loved how the book was set during the late `80s to late `90s, as it's something completely different. It suits the book perfectly.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This review contains spoilers!
I wanna be your Joey Ramone was a good read. I really liked the main character a lot and the book covered a wide range of emotions for me. Read more
This book is a must for anyone that grew up in the punk movements of the late 70's, 80's, and 90's. It is apparent that it is Kuehnert's first book and could use some additional... Read morePublished on March 19, 2014 by Danielle
WOW. This one left a mark on my heart.
Emily's story is tough one to read. While I couldn't exactly identify with her, Emily is the girl that everyone in my small town... Read more
Honestly, I don't think I can even tell you all the reasons why I loved this book. It's just one of those that suck you and won't let you go, even after it's done. Read morePublished on May 16, 2011 by Amazon Customer
Great book for those who like real books about real teens (with an odd little step up), or especially those who went through a punk rock or rebellious stage in their teenage years. Read morePublished on November 11, 2010 by A. Baker
This book is over thought and downright fake.I start to read the book it starts out annoying, you know, the whole intro. I find the character Emily Black extremely whinny. Read morePublished on July 21, 2009 by Anne G. Winslow
I picked this up because it was on sale for $2 and I thought the title was cute. I really wish I didn't, it's horrible. One cliche after another, gag inducing.Published on July 1, 2009 by RedLipsSinkShips
Anyone who listens to and loves the Hold Steady's apocryphal tales of Holly and her crash n' burn and subsequent redemption will appreciate Stephanie Kuehnert story of Emily Black. Read morePublished on June 17, 2009 by Jessica Hopper
This is a great books for young adults over the age of fourteen. It's a strikingly honest story about a girl, her search for her true self, and her passion for music. Read morePublished on June 14, 2009 by Gwendolyn G. Derosa