Découvrez votre prochain livre audio préféré

Devenez membre dès aujourd'hui et écoutez gratuitement pendant 30 jours
The Music of What Happens

The Music of What Happens


The Music of What Happens

évaluations:
4/5 (290 évaluations)
Longueur:
9 heures
Sortie:
Feb 26, 2019
ISBN:
9781338331202
Format:
Livre audio

Description

From the award-winning author of Openly Straight, a story about two teens falling in love over a summer that throws everything possible to keep them apart.

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.

Sortie:
Feb 26, 2019
ISBN:
9781338331202
Format:
Livre audio

À propos de l'auteur



Avis

Ce que les gens pensent de The Music of What Happens

4.0
290 évaluations / 17 Avis
Qu'avez-vous pensé ?
Évaluation : 0 sur 5 étoiles

Avis des lecteurs

  • (5/5)
    Perfect. Entertaining and heart warming and touched me in ways I never thought it would.
  • (4/5)
    Such a unique story with hard topics. Loved it
  • (5/5)
    I have read many books/listened to audiobooks here, but it is the first time I'm writing a review. This book is honest. It is raw. It is real.
    It affected me in ways, I didn't think it would be possible.
    It is not a cheer up story, although it has a positive undertone. It makes you think, contemplate and evaluate life.
    It was not perfect, the end did not satisfy me although I understand why they did not give a different ending. But this book was perfect in other ways, in making me feel, think, and act.
    Great read.
  • (3/5)
    I feel weird having finished this book. I went in without any particular expectations. There were parts where I found myself running away from it but coming back because I knew I need to get through them. There were parts that made me truly appreciate a male perspective done this way, they were my favourite.
    While I think that the spin the author made on the events was interesting, they don't click with each other at times as well as I feel they could. Emotional bits were quite on point, the uneasiness, the complexity of it all. I did enjoy the ending, despite it's flaws, it took me off guard. Not what I was expecting but in a positive way, it fits the theme very well.

    Joel Fromkin's narration ticked me off. I think he was a fine voice for Jordan, quite fitting actually, but the way he changed his intonation for Max made him sound... well, a bit like a Neanderthal. I didn't like that, took me out of the story every single time. It makes me think that the narrators didn't work together. Whenever Joel Froomkin reads Max and Anthony Ray Perez reads Jordan, those characters don't sound right.

    Funnily enough, I had a friend who was a lot like Jordan. It's almost uncanny. It made this character very real for me, even if he had his bad moments. I found his stuggles with responsibility quite relatable. We may not admit that because it's an ugly feeling, but for normal people shouldering responsibility is hard and not always welcomed. It seems right and it is expected of a well adjusted person. A responsible attitude is likeable. Protagonists in media are usually the responsible, "take action" kind. On the other side is the shame of not being strong enough or having unwanted resentful thoughts. They may not be likeable but they are real.
  • (2/5)
    I so, so wanted to like this book. the characters were well written, their struggles were genuine, and there were moments I just loved. but there were also spots where the interactions are a little "off"- not quite realistic, and just sort of left me thinking, "huh? do real people do that?". the pacing was a little fast, too- the characters go from total strangers to being in an extremely committed relationship over the course of a couple months, and that just didn't ring true to me. the ending also felt abrupt and unsatisfying- all the loose ends were tied up, but I still was unsatisfied, and I didn't feel like I'd gotten what I'd signed up for. maybe this just wasn't the book for me, but I didn't like it much and won't be reading it again.
  • (2/5)
    I wanted to like this so bad and for the most part I was succeeding. BUT Jordan's character is one of the worst I have ever seen before. I get that characters are supposed to be flawed but Jordan moved past that and became someone extremely unlikable. In addition to that, there was truly an unnecessary amount of unaddressed racism, ableism, misogyny, and other issues. I don't think this book addressed these issues well at all and was disappointed.
  • (5/5)
    When I first began this audiobook I was excited to see where it was going, I downloaded it so that whenever I went for a walk I could listen to it but I got maybe to chapter 7 and I just stopped listening for about a month. Then for some reason I got the urge to continue this week, and while I am reading four other books at the moment ( I don't even know how I managed to do that) I kept finding myself drawn to this one and I finished it in 4 days. And I 100% enjoyed it and I so glad I read it and got to meet Jordan and Max and see them embark on their journey of love and healing and I just think this shows that sometimes when you are reading a book and you end up not finishing it, it doesn't mean the book is bad it just means you are in the mood for something else, but that doesn't mean you haven't stumbled upon a book you could end up loving so you should always give books a second chance because I for one and glad I did with this book!
  • (4/5)
    Was good only some parts I feel could have been left out, and some other things like towards the end should have been better elaborated, like what happens with Jordans mom, Max's dad, and other things
  • (5/5)
    Very well written. The audio version is a bit problematic because there is a volume difference between the chapters read by the two lectors .
  • (5/5)
    I- I am speechless. This was so so Beautiful.
  • (3/5)
    I think it’s a very important book, that talks about themes like consent, and when one parents suffer from mental illness/addiction. This struck me hard. But still I found myself not feeling the characters very deeply, sometimes they being annoying and cringy. I especially could relate to Jordan, from the way he felt about himself to what he had to face with his mother’s illness.
  • (4/5)

    1 personne a trouvé cela utile

    4.5 stars. Quite an emotional rollercoaster, and it would be 5 stars, but Jordan is rather insufferable and whiny in the beginning

    1 personne a trouvé cela utile

  • (5/5)

    1 personne a trouvé cela utile

    I really loved this book!!! It was a cute gay contemporary read and it was honestly just what I needed ❤️ it’s truly a beautiful book and it just talks about so many important topics and I love it so much

    1 personne a trouvé cela utile

  • (5/5)

    2 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

    I love it so much so well written
    This book raises awareness to things that we as people are not encouraged to talk about such as race, the lgbt community, on how rape is rape, gambling and many other things. This is truly a work of art

    2 personnes ont trouvé cela utile

  • (5/5)
    This was the first book I read/listened to post the Red White & Royal Blue high. Funny enough the story line had a similar blueprint but certainly came into its own.

    The shared experiences between the two main characters made me feel giddy at times yet there were occasions I didn’t want to read any further in fear of the possible outcomes.

    A solid read I couldn’t put down. Additionally, the audio was an absolute treat. I loved that they put the effort into having two different narrators, each portraying one of the perspectives/characters. Painted the picture so vividly. And easier to keep up with who’s speaking.
  • (1/5)

    1 personne a trouvé cela utile

    Horrible. The book completely relies on political and societal stereotypes. Shallow plot and characters. A complete waste of time.

    1 personne a trouvé cela utile

  • (2/5)
    hhhmmm. This book was okay. Not what i expected which is good