Goodreads Giveaway: Pewter, Murder, and Loaded Dice by Nick Sconce
Devin Predire is your typical eighth grader who only cares about becoming the lead singer of his friend s heavy metal band, winning fights at Gracefield Junior High, girls, and avoiding an aiding and abetting wrap for the murder of one of his closest buddies. When the band gathers one night to rehearse, Colin Mulroney arrives, and the group decides to turn out the lights and pretend no one s home. The four sneak out of the house while Colin stands outside begging to be let in. Fed up with Colin’s childish ways, Ethan, one of the band members decides to take out his aggressions by beating Colin with a fiberglass pole. Much to Ethan’s chagrin, Simon steps in before Colin is beaten to a bloody pulp. Colin becomes the sacrificial lamb to any ill intended men they encounter along the way. After failing miserably at the school talent show, the band decides to drown their sorrows at Alex s house. Opening the door for what should be the pizza delivery guy, The Band finds Colin badly beaten, neck broken.