Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338325034 Hardcover
400 Pages | 5.797" x 8.556" | Ages 14 to 18
Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338325058 Ebook
400 Pages | Ages 14 to 18
Two teenagers, strangers to each other, have decided to jump from the same bridge at the same time. But what results is far from straightforward in this absorbing, honest lifesaver from acclaimed author Bill Konigsberg.Aaron and Tillie don't know each other, but they are both feeling suicidal, and arrive at the George Washington Bridge at the same time, intending to jump. Aaron is a gay misfit struggling with depression and loneliness. Tillie isn't sure what her problem is — only that she will never be good enough. On the bridge, there are four things that could happen:Aaron jumps and Tillie doesn't. Tillie jumps and Aaron doesn't. They both jump. Neither of them jumps. Or maybe all four things happen, in this astonishing and insightful novel from Bill Konigsberg.
Raves & reviews:
Praise for The Music of What Happens: * "Konigsberg demonstrates once again why he is one of the major voices in LGBTQ literature." — Booklist, starred review* "Give to fans of Benjamin Alire Senz's Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak. A first purchase for public and high school libraries." — School Library Journal, starred review"The result is a story with imperfect characters who are, refreshingly, called out on problematic behaviors and aim to do better. A fresh addition to the menu of queer teenage love stories." — Kirkus Reviews