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 anyway. And a secret: A spiraling out of control mother, and the knowledge that he's the only one who can keep the family from falling apart.

Throw in a rickety, 1980s-era food truck called Coq Au Vinny. Add in prickly pears, cloud eggs, and a murky idea of what's considered locally sourced and organic. Place it all in Mesa, Arizona, in June, where the temp regularly hits 114. And top it off with a touch of undeniable chemistry between utter opposites.

Over the course of one summer, two boys will have to face their biggest fears and decide what they're willing to risk -- to get the thing they want the most.

Title:The Music of What Happens
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781338215502

    The Music of What Happens Reviews

  • Larry H

    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...

  • Bill

    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 Jor...

  • Shaun Hutchinson

    Five enthusiastic stars....

  • Lulu (the library leopard)

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

  • Moony Eliver

    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this bo...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    "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. ...

  • ??? janet ???

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it’s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual f...

  • Hollis

    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies."Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the m...

  • Romie

    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like...

  • julia ?

    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. ...