Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #4: Playlist for the Dead

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that features upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Title: Playlist for the Dead
Author: Michelle Falkoff
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 288
Expected Publication Date: January 27th, 2015
A teenage boy tries to understand his best friend's suicide by listening to the playlist of songs he left behind in this smart, voice-driven debut novel.
Here's what Sam knows: There was a party. There was a fight. The next morning, his best friend, Hayden, was dead. And all he left Sam was a playlist of songs, and a suicide note: For Sam—listen and you'll understand.
As he listens to song after song, Sam tries to face up to what happened the night Hayden killed himself. But it's only by taking out his earbuds and opening his eyes to the people around him that he will finally be able to piece together his best friend’s story. And maybe have a chance to change his own.
Part mystery, part love story, and part coming-of-age tale in the vein of Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Tim Tharp’s The Spectacular Now, Playlist for the Dead is an honest and gut-wrenching first novel about loss, rage, what it feels like to outgrow a friendship that's always defined you—and the struggle to redefine yourself. But above all, it's about finding hope when hope seems like the hardest thing to find.
This is yet another cover thing for me, I mean that cover though! So good! I'm getting a vibe of a sort of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist (am I wrong?) but this is the version of best friends!!

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  1. This is definitely on my "To Read" list once it arrives. It sounds like a book that's destined to make me cry.

    Here's My WoW.


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