Rich is fifteen and plays guitar. When his girlfriend asks him to perform at protest rally, he jumps at the chance. Unfortunately, the police show up, and so does RichÕs dad. HeÕs in big trouble. Again. To make matters worse, this happens near the anniversary of his uncleÕs death from a drug overdose years ago. RichÕs dad always gets depressed this time of year, but whenever Rich asks questions about his late uncle, his dad shuts down.
Frustrated by his dadÕs silence, Rich sneaks into his office and breaks into a locked cabinet that holds his dadÕs prized possession: an electric guitar signed by Jimi Hendrix. Before he knows it, Rich is transported to the side of a road in Upstate New York with a beautiful girl bending over him. It will take him a while to realize itÕs 1969, heÕs at Woodstock, and the girlÕs band of friends includes his fifteen-year-old dad and his uncle, whoÕs still alive. In Are You Experienced? by Jordan Sonnenblick, what Rich learns, who he meets, and what he does could change his life forever.