Punk rock band Mutilated Arteries has been seventeen-year-old Becca's world (aka obsession) for the last year. When the band schedules a concert in her hometown, she and her best friend Carli are the first ones in line to buy tickets. The night is everything she expects it to be and more, especially after making friends with the new super-cute bassist, Sketch.
Becca's mom warns her not to fall for a rock star because rock stars are always on the road - or they die in a plane crash, like her mom's favorite band did twenty-something years ago. But after the band's tour bus breaks down and they're stuck hanging out in Roizen Hills for a week, it's hard for Becca not to fall for Sketch and his caricature drawings and toxic green eyes.
Becca knows Sketch is leaving as soon as the bus is fixed, and she can't be his fan-turned-girlfriend anyway because of the lead singer's "No Girlfriends" rule. Plus, there's something strange about the guys that Becca can't quite decipher... like how they won't reveal their real names, their always-changing odd appearances, and the guitarist's obsession with blood and zombies. Still, Becca wants nothing more than for Sketch to mutilate her heart...but it just might not be in a way she expects.
Since so much of Mutilate My Heart is music–focused, I thought I’d share some of my musical top fives.
Top 5 songs you've heard live
1. Dead in the Water – Hawthorne Heights
2. Feathers – Vifolly
3. Run Away – Rookie of the Year
4. Ohio is for Lovers – Hawthorne Heights
Top 5 favorite musicians
1. Good Charlotte
2. Simple Plan
3. Mayday Parade
4. One Direction
5. The Summer Set
Top 5 dream band
Lead Singer – Craig Mabbit (Escape the Fate)
Bassist – David Desrosiers (Simple Plan)
Lead guitar – Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold)
Drummer – Travis Barker (Blink 182)
Rhythm Guitar – Benji Madden (Good Charlotte)