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....

  • ? Todd

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story, largely due to the amount of personal growth shown by both of these young, 17 y.o. MC's.Max, a confident, gay, athletic, bro dude, started out with the nickname of "Gu...

  • Lulu (the library leopard)

    new review: i read this in two sittings & i liked it a lot! -lots of food & a summer setting-deals with toxic masculinity (i liked how max's character learned to open up & become more vulnerable while...

  • 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...

  • Teal

    DNF @ 17%I can't do this.I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing ...

  • 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...

  • Optimist ?King's Wench?

    Can you STAN after only reading one book by an author? 🤔The Music of What Happens is a coming of age story of two flawed boys who are brilliantly developed by Konigsberg. Maximo is a vivacious jock...

  • 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...