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

  • 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....

  • 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. ...

  • kav (xreadingsolacex)

    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, Konisber...

  • ellie

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

  • Ricky

    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 thought...

  • Danielle Chambers

    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. Bot...

  • Paul  Hankins

    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 poss...

  • JM Cabral

    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 o...