Wednesday, November 12, 2014

{Waiting on Wednesday} Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Playlist for the Dead 
by Michelle Falkoff
Release Date: January 27th, 2015
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Published by: HarperTeen
Pages: 288

About The Book
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.

Why I Want To Read This Book
I don’t read a lot of YA contemporaries, but this one sounds great.  I love that it has a mystery, but still seems to have deeper themes.  I think this one sounds really, really good!

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