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Sep 2, 2014

What's new? Playlist For The Dead by Michelle Falkoff

 I just realized there are a lot of books with suicide as a main topic these days: Falling into place, My heart & other black holes by Jasmine Warga, I was there by Gayle Forman, The last time to say goodbye by Cynthia Hand... just to mention some.
And since I love those kind of books, I'm really excited for Playlist For The Dead by Michelle Falkoff
Check it out!

Expected publication: January 27th 2015 by HarperTeen 

A teenage boy tries to understand his best friend's suicide by listening to the playlist of songs he left behind in this smart, voice-driven debut novel.

Here's what Sam knows: There was a party. There was a fight. The next morning, his best friend, Hayden, was dead. And all he left Sam was a playlist of songs, and a suicide note: For Sam—listen and you'll understand.

As he listens to song after song, Sam tries to face up to what happened the night Hayden killed himself. But it's only by taking out his earbuds and opening his eyes to the people around him that he will finally be able to piece together his best friend’s story. And maybe have a chance to change his own.

Part mystery, part love story, and part coming-of-age tale in the vein of Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Tim Tharp’s The Spectacular Now, Playlist for the Dead is an honest and gut-wrenching first novel about loss, rage, what it feels like to outgrow a friendship that's always defined you—and the struggle to redefine yourself. But above all, it's about finding hope when hope seems like the hardest thing to find.


  1. Interesting. This sounds a lot like 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Hope you enjoy it!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  2. I added it to my to-read list, and I've also requested Cynthia's book - how in the world didn't I know that she wrote a new book? ;)))

    1. I read "The last time to say goodbye" because of you. It broke my heart, but it was still so beautiful *sniff-sniff*


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