After two grueling years of training to be a Shadow, a top-secret guardian, sixteen-year-old Robert "Hutch" Hutchinson's first assignment is to join a boy band and protect its world-famous front-man.
For Wes and Corey, jazz camp turns out to be lame. It's pretty much all dudes talking in Jazz Voice. But then they jam with Ash, a charismatic girl with an unusual sound, and the three just click. Ash makes a decision: they need to hit the road. Because the road, not summer camp, is where bands get good. Before Wes and Corey know it they’re in Ash’s SUV heading south, and The Haters Summer of Hate Tour has begun.
In 1963 sixteen-year-old JJ Green, a songwriter interning at New York City's famous Brill Building, finds herself a writing partner In Luke Silver, a boy who seems to connect instantly with her music, and they start cutting their first demo with Dulcie Brown, a legend who has fallen on hard times, with a secret past.