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The Music of What Happens de Bill Konigsberg
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The Music of What Happens (edició 2019)

de Bill Konigsberg (Autor)

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It is summer in Phoenix, and seventeen-year-old Maximo offers to help a Jordan, a fellow student in high school, with the food truck that belonged to Jordan's deceased father, and which may be the only thing standing between homelessness for Jordan and his mom; the boys are strongly attracted to each other, but as their romance develops it is threatened by the secrets they are hiding--and by the racism and homophobia of those around them.… (més)
Membre:icecreamandpizza
Títol:The Music of What Happens
Autors:Bill Konigsberg (Autor)
Informació:Arthur A. Levine Books (2019), 352 pages
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Valoració:*****
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The Music of What Happens de Bill Konigsberg

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This book made me ugly cry at 1am ( )
  crimsonraider | Apr 1, 2021 |
A free book from the summer program. This one is LGBTQ book and it includes swearing and some sexual content. It is a romance and a coming of age story. I don't like romance and wasn't too excited about this one either. ( )
  Kristelh | Feb 13, 2021 |
This review is posted on both my personal account and the account for Crossroads Public Library.

Actual Rating: 4.75 stars

What do I say about this book? It was...it was a lot of things. It was funny, but it dealt with serious subject matter and never made light of any of the situations. Jordan and Max are the sweetest, most perfect couple and my heart is so warm, but it aches for what both of them have gone through. I just can’t say enough good things about this book.

It ended sort of abruptly for me, but honestly it could just be that I wasn’t ready to say goodbye. ( )
  zombiibean | Nov 20, 2020 |
Someone asked me why I was reading this novel when I told them what it was about--two gay boys who find each other and try to help one another. I mentioned that the worlds were so different from mine. I am not someone who calls other girls the b-word. I don't think that helps women. Also, I don't have friends who talk like any of the Jordan's friends or even Max's friends. I find conversations like they have to be uncomfortable. So, why did I listen to this novel?

Max plays baseball and has two close guy friends who know that he is gay. They tease him a bit, but it's all in good fun the way guys says weird things to each other that we females roll our eyes over. Max is a good guy--he takes charge and genuinely desires to help people. If anything is uncomfortable or sad or involving a lot of feeling, he becomes Super Max who can conquer anything. An experience happens that Max can't quite deal with that festers beneath the surface of the novel.

Jordan seems to be the "stereotypical" gay guy who has two girl best friends, that he calls his wives. They tease him as well and seem to know everything about him. I don't think they treat him well and wondered if they truly were his friends because, once again, I'm not this type of person. Jordan has a major problem. His mother is incapable of taking care of herself or Jordan. She's spent all of the life insurance from the death of Jordan's father. They will be homeless soon, so they get the food truck out that Jordan's dad ran and decide to make money. Max becomes one of their first customers.

Max and Jordan don't make sense. Jordan seems melodramatic, like his mother. Max, an athlete, seems cool and calm. Max sees that Jordan needs help and accepts an offer to work the food truck because he doesn't want to work at the insurance agency for the summer. Max also really enjoys cooking. It's working on the truck that they learn to see the real person--the real Max and the real Jordan. It does take a while because Jordan can't imagine Max would like him. Max helps Jordan find self confidence. The novel follows their relationship as they discover each other and get their friends to meet as well. Both Max and Jordan have some serious issues they need each other to get through.

So, why did I read it? Just because I am different than these guys doesn't mean I shouldn't learn about them. I may not talk like them, I may not live as they do, but isn't that what makes reading so great? I learn about a couple of gay teens who are really great guys. We don't judge based on what makes us different. We just need to meet people and find what makes them who they are and then love them as they are. I like "meeting" people who are different and seeing different lifestyles so that I go beyond my world. I really enjoyed the novel. My only issue was that I didn't feel chemistry between Jordan and Max. I like both guys, but I didn't feel like they really clicked. ( )
1 vota acargile | Oct 13, 2020 |
Definitely not as funny as Konigsberg's previous books, but that's not unexpected considering the heavy subject matter. And the heavy subject matter was handled very well! I just didn't like these characters quite as much. I hated Pam and Kayla, to be honest. I didn't feel like it ever got properly addressed what terrible friends they were to Jordan--not that Jordan was perfect, but his insecurities and selfishness made a lot of sense considering how his mom was, and he showed growth by the end.

Overall, I'm nitpicking. I'm happy that there are well-written LGBTQ novels for teens that handle serious issues gracefully. I wish there were more when I was a teen! ( )
  widdersyns | Jul 19, 2020 |
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To Chuck, my love, my life, who sacrifices so much so that I can write these books and still eat food occasionally
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It is summer in Phoenix, and seventeen-year-old Maximo offers to help a Jordan, a fellow student in high school, with the food truck that belonged to Jordan's deceased father, and which may be the only thing standing between homelessness for Jordan and his mom; the boys are strongly attracted to each other, but as their romance develops it is threatened by the secrets they are hiding--and by the racism and homophobia of those around them.

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