Saturday, March 31, 2007

Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie


In this book, a 2008 Rebecca Caudill nominee, author Jordan Sonnenblick tackles a subject that is overlooked by many authors. This book tells the story of 13-year-old Steven and the troubles he endures when his five-year-old brother Jeffrey is diagnosed with leukemia.

Steven has two passions in life: playing the drums and Rene Albert. Suddenly his world is turned upside down when his brother falls down and gets a nose bleed. Steven is forced to decide whether or not to tell his friends and teachers. With his mother gone with Jeffrey all the time and his father's recent spiral into a unemotional zombie, Steven tries to overcome loneliness, nightmares, and adolescence. The one thing that keeps Steven centered is his love for the drums.

This is a powerful, yet incredibly humorous book that will reel you in after the first page.

Check it out or put it on hold!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This book is one of the worst I have ever read. Fellow humans. PLEASE!!! Do Not Read This Book!!! I Beg Of You!!!

Brandi said...

I beg to differ. Care to share your opinion on why you don't like it?

Anonymous said...

i think it was a very good book...
the detail was awesome and i loved it...
it makes you stop and think about giving more to people with cancer...
what if you had cancer wouldn't you be happy to be alive if you were saved by donations and charity concerts??

Anonymous said...

please don't listen to the first comment he/she probably didn't read this great book.