The Music of What Happens

The Music of What Happens

Max: Chill. Sports. Video games. Gay and not a big deal, not to him, not to his mom, not to his buddies. And a secret: An encounter with an older kid that makes it hard to breathe, one that he doesn't want to think about, ever. Jordan: The opposite of chill. Poetry. His "wives" and the Chandler Mall. Never been kissed and searching for Mr. Right, who probably won't like him Max: Chill. Sports. Video games. Gay and not a big deal, not to him, not to his mom, not to his buddies. And a secret...

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Title:The Music of What Happens
Author:Bill Konigsberg
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Genres:Lgbt
ISBN:1338215507
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Music of What Happens Reviews

  • Blake Fraina
    Jan 11, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

    Full Disclosure: I consider Bill Konigsberg to be an author-friend. . .and I write a review of the new book in that light. And. . .in love. There's something about love that makes us skeptical of possibility. That love must do something other than simply. . .love. That in the prese...

    Trigger warning for rape. This book was so good! I expected it to be good don't get me wrong, but it was much more intense than I expected! Max and Jordan were such beautifully written characters. Both flawed and well fleshed out. Both had their problems and their strengths. Barrie...

    Actual rating: 4.5 ? This one's a shocker... In a good way! Full review to come as on-sale date approaches! Here's a blurb for now: "The Music of What Happens is one deceiving book. Readers will take one look at that cover and instantly expect a cute, light, and romantic lov...

    3.5 stars This book was difficult to rate. There were things I really liked about it, but there were also things that I didn't like. The story was heavier than I expected. It touches many issues, which I really appreciated, and I liked the way they were dealt with. Some of them ...

    I loved this book so much! Max and Jordan were both perfectly imperfect and I want to wrap them up tight, safe from the world. <3 I would definitley read a sequel because (view spoiler)[I was waiting for them to, um "ride the light-rail" ;) But I totally understood why they couldn't...

    This was pure perfection! Max and Jordan are such precious boys, they went through so much character development and I was so invested in their story and everything just felt so real! Truly the perfect queer YA contemporary that everyone needs in their life! ...

    eeeeeeehhhh, i don't know. it wasn't the worst but *shrugs* ...

    Beautiful. I could not put it down. So much to love but what spoke to me most was how it was a meditation on feeling disconnected even among your closest friends, overcoming that wall of routine that forms in friendships and creating real honest dialogue. Finding your space in the univ...

    TW: rape This was so much more than i thought it was gonna be. The cover screams cute gay love story, and it is, but it also tackles so many other things. Rape, parents abandoning kids, micro aggressions, racism. In this book Max & Jordan both grow so much. There were little thi...

    This novel has a bit of a split personality. On the one hand, it?s a deceptively lighthearted romance between two high school boys the summer before their senior year and on the other, it?s a rather bleak story involving sexual abuse, poverty, mental illness and deceit. It?s a...

  • Bill
    Sep 23, 2018

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

  • Erika
    Mar 10, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

    Full Disclosure: I consider Bill Konigsberg to be an author-friend. . .and I write a review of the new book in that light. And. . .in love. There's something about love that makes us skeptical of possibility. That love must do something other than simply. . .love. That in the prese...

    Trigger warning for rape. This book was so good! I expected it to be good don't get me wrong, but it was much more intense than I expected! Max and Jordan were such beautifully written characters. Both flawed and well fleshed out. Both had their problems and their strengths. Barrie...

    Actual rating: 4.5 ? This one's a shocker... In a good way! Full review to come as on-sale date approaches! Here's a blurb for now: "The Music of What Happens is one deceiving book. Readers will take one look at that cover and instantly expect a cute, light, and romantic lov...

    3.5 stars This book was difficult to rate. There were things I really liked about it, but there were also things that I didn't like. The story was heavier than I expected. It touches many issues, which I really appreciated, and I liked the way they were dealt with. Some of them ...

    I loved this book so much! Max and Jordan were both perfectly imperfect and I want to wrap them up tight, safe from the world. <3 I would definitley read a sequel because (view spoiler)[I was waiting for them to, um "ride the light-rail" ;) But I totally understood why they couldn't...

  • Shaun Hutchinson
    Aug 28, 2018

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

  • Nicole Valentine
    Jun 07, 2018

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

    Full Disclosure: I consider Bill Konigsberg to be an author-friend. . .and I write a review of the new book in that light. And. . .in love. There's something about love that makes us skeptical of possibility. That love must do something other than simply. . .love. That in the prese...

    Trigger warning for rape. This book was so good! I expected it to be good don't get me wrong, but it was much more intense than I expected! Max and Jordan were such beautifully written characters. Both flawed and well fleshed out. Both had their problems and their strengths. Barrie...

    Actual rating: 4.5 ? This one's a shocker... In a good way! Full review to come as on-sale date approaches! Here's a blurb for now: "The Music of What Happens is one deceiving book. Readers will take one look at that cover and instantly expect a cute, light, and romantic lov...

    3.5 stars This book was difficult to rate. There were things I really liked about it, but there were also things that I didn't like. The story was heavier than I expected. It touches many issues, which I really appreciated, and I liked the way they were dealt with. Some of them ...

    I loved this book so much! Max and Jordan were both perfectly imperfect and I want to wrap them up tight, safe from the world. <3 I would definitley read a sequel because (view spoiler)[I was waiting for them to, um "ride the light-rail" ;) But I totally understood why they couldn't...

    This was pure perfection! Max and Jordan are such precious boys, they went through so much character development and I was so invested in their story and everything just felt so real! Truly the perfect queer YA contemporary that everyone needs in their life! ...

    eeeeeeehhhh, i don't know. it wasn't the worst but *shrugs* ...

    Beautiful. I could not put it down. So much to love but what spoke to me most was how it was a meditation on feeling disconnected even among your closest friends, overcoming that wall of routine that forms in friendships and creating real honest dialogue. Finding your space in the univ...

  • McKinlay Dennis
    Sep 19, 2018

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

    Full Disclosure: I consider Bill Konigsberg to be an author-friend. . .and I write a review of the new book in that light. And. . .in love. There's something about love that makes us skeptical of possibility. That love must do something other than simply. . .love. That in the prese...

    Trigger warning for rape. This book was so good! I expected it to be good don't get me wrong, but it was much more intense than I expected! Max and Jordan were such beautifully written characters. Both flawed and well fleshed out. Both had their problems and their strengths. Barrie...

    Actual rating: 4.5 ? This one's a shocker... In a good way! Full review to come as on-sale date approaches! Here's a blurb for now: "The Music of What Happens is one deceiving book. Readers will take one look at that cover and instantly expect a cute, light, and romantic lov...

    3.5 stars This book was difficult to rate. There were things I really liked about it, but there were also things that I didn't like. The story was heavier than I expected. It touches many issues, which I really appreciated, and I liked the way they were dealt with. Some of them ...

    I loved this book so much! Max and Jordan were both perfectly imperfect and I want to wrap them up tight, safe from the world. <3 I would definitley read a sequel because (view spoiler)[I was waiting for them to, um "ride the light-rail" ;) But I totally understood why they couldn't...

    This was pure perfection! Max and Jordan are such precious boys, they went through so much character development and I was so invested in their story and everything just felt so real! Truly the perfect queer YA contemporary that everyone needs in their life! ...

    eeeeeeehhhh, i don't know. it wasn't the worst but *shrugs* ...

    Beautiful. I could not put it down. So much to love but what spoke to me most was how it was a meditation on feeling disconnected even among your closest friends, overcoming that wall of routine that forms in friendships and creating real honest dialogue. Finding your space in the univ...

    TW: rape This was so much more than i thought it was gonna be. The cover screams cute gay love story, and it is, but it also tackles so many other things. Rape, parents abandoning kids, micro aggressions, racism. In this book Max & Jordan both grow so much. There were little thi...

  • Vitor Martins
    Mar 20, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

  • Sana
    Nov 20, 2018

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

  • Larry H
    Mar 14, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

  • Paul  Hankins
    Nov 25, 2018

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

    Full Disclosure: I consider Bill Konigsberg to be an author-friend. . .and I write a review of the new book in that light. And. . .in love. There's something about love that makes us skeptical of possibility. That love must do something other than simply. . .love. That in the prese...

  • Danielle Chambers
    Dec 14, 2018

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

    Full Disclosure: I consider Bill Konigsberg to be an author-friend. . .and I write a review of the new book in that light. And. . .in love. There's something about love that makes us skeptical of possibility. That love must do something other than simply. . .love. That in the prese...

    Trigger warning for rape. This book was so good! I expected it to be good don't get me wrong, but it was much more intense than I expected! Max and Jordan were such beautifully written characters. Both flawed and well fleshed out. Both had their problems and their strengths. Barrie...

  • Ricky
    Jan 13, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

  • Anna Luce
    Mar 03, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

  • Mo (The Scarlet Siren)
    Mar 16, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

    Full Disclosure: I consider Bill Konigsberg to be an author-friend. . .and I write a review of the new book in that light. And. . .in love. There's something about love that makes us skeptical of possibility. That love must do something other than simply. . .love. That in the prese...

    Trigger warning for rape. This book was so good! I expected it to be good don't get me wrong, but it was much more intense than I expected! Max and Jordan were such beautifully written characters. Both flawed and well fleshed out. Both had their problems and their strengths. Barrie...

    Actual rating: 4.5 ? This one's a shocker... In a good way! Full review to come as on-sale date approaches! Here's a blurb for now: "The Music of What Happens is one deceiving book. Readers will take one look at that cover and instantly expect a cute, light, and romantic lov...

    3.5 stars This book was difficult to rate. There were things I really liked about it, but there were also things that I didn't like. The story was heavier than I expected. It touches many issues, which I really appreciated, and I liked the way they were dealt with. Some of them ...

    I loved this book so much! Max and Jordan were both perfectly imperfect and I want to wrap them up tight, safe from the world. <3 I would definitley read a sequel because (view spoiler)[I was waiting for them to, um "ride the light-rail" ;) But I totally understood why they couldn't...

    This was pure perfection! Max and Jordan are such precious boys, they went through so much character development and I was so invested in their story and everything just felt so real! Truly the perfect queer YA contemporary that everyone needs in their life! ...

    eeeeeeehhhh, i don't know. it wasn't the worst but *shrugs* ...

    Beautiful. I could not put it down. So much to love but what spoke to me most was how it was a meditation on feeling disconnected even among your closest friends, overcoming that wall of routine that forms in friendships and creating real honest dialogue. Finding your space in the univ...

    TW: rape This was so much more than i thought it was gonna be. The cover screams cute gay love story, and it is, but it also tackles so many other things. Rape, parents abandoning kids, micro aggressions, racism. In this book Max & Jordan both grow so much. There were little thi...

    This novel has a bit of a split personality. On the one hand, it?s a deceptively lighthearted romance between two high school boys the summer before their senior year and on the other, it?s a rather bleak story involving sexual abuse, poverty, mental illness and deceit. It?s a...

    If I could, I would give all the stars in the night sky to Bill Konigsberg and The Music of What Happens. This YA LGBT novel worked its way into my heart and refuses to let go. With a unique and refreshing cast of characters who aren?t afraid to recognize their shortcomings or tackle...

  • thi
    Mar 13, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

  • Melissa Veras
    Mar 06, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

    Full Disclosure: I consider Bill Konigsberg to be an author-friend. . .and I write a review of the new book in that light. And. . .in love. There's something about love that makes us skeptical of possibility. That love must do something other than simply. . .love. That in the prese...

    Trigger warning for rape. This book was so good! I expected it to be good don't get me wrong, but it was much more intense than I expected! Max and Jordan were such beautifully written characters. Both flawed and well fleshed out. Both had their problems and their strengths. Barrie...

    Actual rating: 4.5 ? This one's a shocker... In a good way! Full review to come as on-sale date approaches! Here's a blurb for now: "The Music of What Happens is one deceiving book. Readers will take one look at that cover and instantly expect a cute, light, and romantic lov...

    3.5 stars This book was difficult to rate. There were things I really liked about it, but there were also things that I didn't like. The story was heavier than I expected. It touches many issues, which I really appreciated, and I liked the way they were dealt with. Some of them ...

    I loved this book so much! Max and Jordan were both perfectly imperfect and I want to wrap them up tight, safe from the world. <3 I would definitley read a sequel because (view spoiler)[I was waiting for them to, um "ride the light-rail" ;) But I totally understood why they couldn't...

    This was pure perfection! Max and Jordan are such precious boys, they went through so much character development and I was so invested in their story and everything just felt so real! Truly the perfect queer YA contemporary that everyone needs in their life! ...

    eeeeeeehhhh, i don't know. it wasn't the worst but *shrugs* ...

    Beautiful. I could not put it down. So much to love but what spoke to me most was how it was a meditation on feeling disconnected even among your closest friends, overcoming that wall of routine that forms in friendships and creating real honest dialogue. Finding your space in the univ...

    TW: rape This was so much more than i thought it was gonna be. The cover screams cute gay love story, and it is, but it also tackles so many other things. Rape, parents abandoning kids, micro aggressions, racism. In this book Max & Jordan both grow so much. There were little thi...

    This novel has a bit of a split personality. On the one hand, it?s a deceptively lighthearted romance between two high school boys the summer before their senior year and on the other, it?s a rather bleak story involving sexual abuse, poverty, mental illness and deceit. It?s a...

    If I could, I would give all the stars in the night sky to Bill Konigsberg and The Music of What Happens. This YA LGBT novel worked its way into my heart and refuses to let go. With a unique and refreshing cast of characters who aren?t afraid to recognize their shortcomings or tackle...

    The best compliment I can give to any book is I found it hard to put down. The second best compliment I can award is that the Characters felt real, alive, true. In The Music of What Happens, both apply. While the feels of this story and the arc of its plot owe a definite debt ...

    2.5 stars This one was good in theory, but I had some issues with the execution. What I did like: - they really got to know one another. No insta anything. Very solid relationship built. - how the title ends up tying in - it was quite beautiful! - the message that boys don't ...

    · 3.5 · ?I sometimes think we?re like space dust? ?Like our problems are small, all things considered?? ?What?? ?I remember you said that once. That our problems don?t amount to much.? Max is silent for a bit. ?Wow,? he says. ?You really listen, do...

    3.5 stars. Trigger warning: (view spoiler)[Rape (hide spoiler)] I don't know what it is with me and Bill Konigsberg. I'm usually all aboard with the premise of his books, but then I never really loved any of his books. In this one, we have a lot of amazing things. Max is an awesom...

  • JM Cabral
    Feb 14, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

    Full Disclosure: I consider Bill Konigsberg to be an author-friend. . .and I write a review of the new book in that light. And. . .in love. There's something about love that makes us skeptical of possibility. That love must do something other than simply. . .love. That in the prese...

    Trigger warning for rape. This book was so good! I expected it to be good don't get me wrong, but it was much more intense than I expected! Max and Jordan were such beautifully written characters. Both flawed and well fleshed out. Both had their problems and their strengths. Barrie...

    Actual rating: 4.5 ? This one's a shocker... In a good way! Full review to come as on-sale date approaches! Here's a blurb for now: "The Music of What Happens is one deceiving book. Readers will take one look at that cover and instantly expect a cute, light, and romantic lov...

  • Carla
    Mar 14, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

    Full Disclosure: I consider Bill Konigsberg to be an author-friend. . .and I write a review of the new book in that light. And. . .in love. There's something about love that makes us skeptical of possibility. That love must do something other than simply. . .love. That in the prese...

    Trigger warning for rape. This book was so good! I expected it to be good don't get me wrong, but it was much more intense than I expected! Max and Jordan were such beautifully written characters. Both flawed and well fleshed out. Both had their problems and their strengths. Barrie...

    Actual rating: 4.5 ? This one's a shocker... In a good way! Full review to come as on-sale date approaches! Here's a blurb for now: "The Music of What Happens is one deceiving book. Readers will take one look at that cover and instantly expect a cute, light, and romantic lov...

    3.5 stars This book was difficult to rate. There were things I really liked about it, but there were also things that I didn't like. The story was heavier than I expected. It touches many issues, which I really appreciated, and I liked the way they were dealt with. Some of them ...

    I loved this book so much! Max and Jordan were both perfectly imperfect and I want to wrap them up tight, safe from the world. <3 I would definitley read a sequel because (view spoiler)[I was waiting for them to, um "ride the light-rail" ;) But I totally understood why they couldn't...

    This was pure perfection! Max and Jordan are such precious boys, they went through so much character development and I was so invested in their story and everything just felt so real! Truly the perfect queer YA contemporary that everyone needs in their life! ...

    eeeeeeehhhh, i don't know. it wasn't the worst but *shrugs* ...

    Beautiful. I could not put it down. So much to love but what spoke to me most was how it was a meditation on feeling disconnected even among your closest friends, overcoming that wall of routine that forms in friendships and creating real honest dialogue. Finding your space in the univ...

    TW: rape This was so much more than i thought it was gonna be. The cover screams cute gay love story, and it is, but it also tackles so many other things. Rape, parents abandoning kids, micro aggressions, racism. In this book Max & Jordan both grow so much. There were little thi...

    This novel has a bit of a split personality. On the one hand, it?s a deceptively lighthearted romance between two high school boys the summer before their senior year and on the other, it?s a rather bleak story involving sexual abuse, poverty, mental illness and deceit. It?s a...

    If I could, I would give all the stars in the night sky to Bill Konigsberg and The Music of What Happens. This YA LGBT novel worked its way into my heart and refuses to let go. With a unique and refreshing cast of characters who aren?t afraid to recognize their shortcomings or tackle...

    The best compliment I can give to any book is I found it hard to put down. The second best compliment I can award is that the Characters felt real, alive, true. In The Music of What Happens, both apply. While the feels of this story and the arc of its plot owe a definite debt ...

    2.5 stars This one was good in theory, but I had some issues with the execution. What I did like: - they really got to know one another. No insta anything. Very solid relationship built. - how the title ends up tying in - it was quite beautiful! - the message that boys don't ...

    · 3.5 · ?I sometimes think we?re like space dust? ?Like our problems are small, all things considered?? ?What?? ?I remember you said that once. That our problems don?t amount to much.? Max is silent for a bit. ?Wow,? he says. ?You really listen, do...

  • Roxanne
    Mar 09, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

    Full Disclosure: I consider Bill Konigsberg to be an author-friend. . .and I write a review of the new book in that light. And. . .in love. There's something about love that makes us skeptical of possibility. That love must do something other than simply. . .love. That in the prese...

    Trigger warning for rape. This book was so good! I expected it to be good don't get me wrong, but it was much more intense than I expected! Max and Jordan were such beautifully written characters. Both flawed and well fleshed out. Both had their problems and their strengths. Barrie...

    Actual rating: 4.5 ? This one's a shocker... In a good way! Full review to come as on-sale date approaches! Here's a blurb for now: "The Music of What Happens is one deceiving book. Readers will take one look at that cover and instantly expect a cute, light, and romantic lov...

    3.5 stars This book was difficult to rate. There were things I really liked about it, but there were also things that I didn't like. The story was heavier than I expected. It touches many issues, which I really appreciated, and I liked the way they were dealt with. Some of them ...

    I loved this book so much! Max and Jordan were both perfectly imperfect and I want to wrap them up tight, safe from the world. <3 I would definitley read a sequel because (view spoiler)[I was waiting for them to, um "ride the light-rail" ;) But I totally understood why they couldn't...

    This was pure perfection! Max and Jordan are such precious boys, they went through so much character development and I was so invested in their story and everything just felt so real! Truly the perfect queer YA contemporary that everyone needs in their life! ...

    eeeeeeehhhh, i don't know. it wasn't the worst but *shrugs* ...

    Beautiful. I could not put it down. So much to love but what spoke to me most was how it was a meditation on feeling disconnected even among your closest friends, overcoming that wall of routine that forms in friendships and creating real honest dialogue. Finding your space in the univ...

    TW: rape This was so much more than i thought it was gonna be. The cover screams cute gay love story, and it is, but it also tackles so many other things. Rape, parents abandoning kids, micro aggressions, racism. In this book Max & Jordan both grow so much. There were little thi...

    This novel has a bit of a split personality. On the one hand, it?s a deceptively lighthearted romance between two high school boys the summer before their senior year and on the other, it?s a rather bleak story involving sexual abuse, poverty, mental illness and deceit. It?s a...

    If I could, I would give all the stars in the night sky to Bill Konigsberg and The Music of What Happens. This YA LGBT novel worked its way into my heart and refuses to let go. With a unique and refreshing cast of characters who aren?t afraid to recognize their shortcomings or tackle...

    The best compliment I can give to any book is I found it hard to put down. The second best compliment I can award is that the Characters felt real, alive, true. In The Music of What Happens, both apply. While the feels of this story and the arc of its plot owe a definite debt ...

    2.5 stars This one was good in theory, but I had some issues with the execution. What I did like: - they really got to know one another. No insta anything. Very solid relationship built. - how the title ends up tying in - it was quite beautiful! - the message that boys don't ...

  • Carolina
    Feb 19, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

    Full Disclosure: I consider Bill Konigsberg to be an author-friend. . .and I write a review of the new book in that light. And. . .in love. There's something about love that makes us skeptical of possibility. That love must do something other than simply. . .love. That in the prese...

    Trigger warning for rape. This book was so good! I expected it to be good don't get me wrong, but it was much more intense than I expected! Max and Jordan were such beautifully written characters. Both flawed and well fleshed out. Both had their problems and their strengths. Barrie...

    Actual rating: 4.5 ? This one's a shocker... In a good way! Full review to come as on-sale date approaches! Here's a blurb for now: "The Music of What Happens is one deceiving book. Readers will take one look at that cover and instantly expect a cute, light, and romantic lov...

    3.5 stars This book was difficult to rate. There were things I really liked about it, but there were also things that I didn't like. The story was heavier than I expected. It touches many issues, which I really appreciated, and I liked the way they were dealt with. Some of them ...

    I loved this book so much! Max and Jordan were both perfectly imperfect and I want to wrap them up tight, safe from the world. <3 I would definitley read a sequel because (view spoiler)[I was waiting for them to, um "ride the light-rail" ;) But I totally understood why they couldn't...

    This was pure perfection! Max and Jordan are such precious boys, they went through so much character development and I was so invested in their story and everything just felt so real! Truly the perfect queer YA contemporary that everyone needs in their life! ...

    eeeeeeehhhh, i don't know. it wasn't the worst but *shrugs* ...

  • ellie
    May 25, 2018

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

  • Eloise
    Mar 11, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Nov 17, 2017

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

  • kav (xreadingsolacex)
    Feb 01, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

  • Pablito
    Mar 07, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

    Full Disclosure: I consider Bill Konigsberg to be an author-friend. . .and I write a review of the new book in that light. And. . .in love. There's something about love that makes us skeptical of possibility. That love must do something other than simply. . .love. That in the prese...

    Trigger warning for rape. This book was so good! I expected it to be good don't get me wrong, but it was much more intense than I expected! Max and Jordan were such beautifully written characters. Both flawed and well fleshed out. Both had their problems and their strengths. Barrie...

    Actual rating: 4.5 ? This one's a shocker... In a good way! Full review to come as on-sale date approaches! Here's a blurb for now: "The Music of What Happens is one deceiving book. Readers will take one look at that cover and instantly expect a cute, light, and romantic lov...

    3.5 stars This book was difficult to rate. There were things I really liked about it, but there were also things that I didn't like. The story was heavier than I expected. It touches many issues, which I really appreciated, and I liked the way they were dealt with. Some of them ...

    I loved this book so much! Max and Jordan were both perfectly imperfect and I want to wrap them up tight, safe from the world. <3 I would definitley read a sequel because (view spoiler)[I was waiting for them to, um "ride the light-rail" ;) But I totally understood why they couldn't...

    This was pure perfection! Max and Jordan are such precious boys, they went through so much character development and I was so invested in their story and everything just felt so real! Truly the perfect queer YA contemporary that everyone needs in their life! ...

    eeeeeeehhhh, i don't know. it wasn't the worst but *shrugs* ...

    Beautiful. I could not put it down. So much to love but what spoke to me most was how it was a meditation on feeling disconnected even among your closest friends, overcoming that wall of routine that forms in friendships and creating real honest dialogue. Finding your space in the univ...

    TW: rape This was so much more than i thought it was gonna be. The cover screams cute gay love story, and it is, but it also tackles so many other things. Rape, parents abandoning kids, micro aggressions, racism. In this book Max & Jordan both grow so much. There were little thi...

    This novel has a bit of a split personality. On the one hand, it?s a deceptively lighthearted romance between two high school boys the summer before their senior year and on the other, it?s a rather bleak story involving sexual abuse, poverty, mental illness and deceit. It?s a...

    If I could, I would give all the stars in the night sky to Bill Konigsberg and The Music of What Happens. This YA LGBT novel worked its way into my heart and refuses to let go. With a unique and refreshing cast of characters who aren?t afraid to recognize their shortcomings or tackle...

    The best compliment I can give to any book is I found it hard to put down. The second best compliment I can award is that the Characters felt real, alive, true. In The Music of What Happens, both apply. While the feels of this story and the arc of its plot owe a definite debt ...

  • julia ♥
    Mar 21, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

  • Lulu (the library leopard)
    Sep 19, 2017

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

  • Snjez
    Mar 02, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

    Full Disclosure: I consider Bill Konigsberg to be an author-friend. . .and I write a review of the new book in that light. And. . .in love. There's something about love that makes us skeptical of possibility. That love must do something other than simply. . .love. That in the prese...

    Trigger warning for rape. This book was so good! I expected it to be good don't get me wrong, but it was much more intense than I expected! Max and Jordan were such beautifully written characters. Both flawed and well fleshed out. Both had their problems and their strengths. Barrie...

    Actual rating: 4.5 ? This one's a shocker... In a good way! Full review to come as on-sale date approaches! Here's a blurb for now: "The Music of What Happens is one deceiving book. Readers will take one look at that cover and instantly expect a cute, light, and romantic lov...

    3.5 stars This book was difficult to rate. There were things I really liked about it, but there were also things that I didn't like. The story was heavier than I expected. It touches many issues, which I really appreciated, and I liked the way they were dealt with. Some of them ...

  • Ivy
    Jan 30, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

  • Libra
    Mar 17, 2019

    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...

    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...

    Five enthusiastic stars. ...

    can we. like. not one-star books years before they're released with no explanation? that would be cool. ...

    "The novel explores the paradox of how boys are taught to emotionally armor up, but find the power to change their lives through vulnerability." UM. YES. ...

    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...

    É incrível como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito tão sensível e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexões muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan são muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...

    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...

    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....

    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...

    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...

    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...

    I thought I?d read stories that had very ?real? characters before but I know now that they all pale in comparison to this jordan and max are two people who meet and are quickly stuck together for a little while and their relationship progresses so naturally, nothing hurried o...

    Full Disclosure: I consider Bill Konigsberg to be an author-friend. . .and I write a review of the new book in that light. And. . .in love. There's something about love that makes us skeptical of possibility. That love must do something other than simply. . .love. That in the prese...

    Trigger warning for rape. This book was so good! I expected it to be good don't get me wrong, but it was much more intense than I expected! Max and Jordan were such beautifully written characters. Both flawed and well fleshed out. Both had their problems and their strengths. Barrie...

    Actual rating: 4.5 ? This one's a shocker... In a good way! Full review to come as on-sale date approaches! Here's a blurb for now: "The Music of What Happens is one deceiving book. Readers will take one look at that cover and instantly expect a cute, light, and romantic lov...

    3.5 stars This book was difficult to rate. There were things I really liked about it, but there were also things that I didn't like. The story was heavier than I expected. It touches many issues, which I really appreciated, and I liked the way they were dealt with. Some of them ...

    I loved this book so much! Max and Jordan were both perfectly imperfect and I want to wrap them up tight, safe from the world. <3 I would definitley read a sequel because (view spoiler)[I was waiting for them to, um "ride the light-rail" ;) But I totally understood why they couldn't...

    This was pure perfection! Max and Jordan are such precious boys, they went through so much character development and I was so invested in their story and everything just felt so real! Truly the perfect queer YA contemporary that everyone needs in their life! ...