Tuesday, November 12, 2019

THE MUSIC OF WHAT HAPPENS by Bill Konigsberg. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2019.  ISBN 978-1338215502 hc. $17.99   Gr. 8-12     YA FIC

Konigsberg explores a new world of social acceptance for a same-sex relationship, while, at the same time, adding a sequence of secrets that could destroy a new romance before it has a chance to materialize.  Max meets Jordan at his deceased father’s food truck.  Jordan’s mom has been extremely depressed and can’t cope with the demands of a job. Worse than that, she’s been gambling and their house is in jeopardy of being repossessed.  Max steps in and works with Jordan to make the food truck profitable.  His secret is more difficult for him to reveal, but has a great message for high school students who are dating.  When someone says, "No," what does it mean?
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI

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