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
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About Bill Konigsberg

Bill Konigsberg was born in 1970 in New York City. Expectations were high from birth - at least in terms of athletics. His parents figured he'd be a great soccer player, based on his spirited kicking from inside the womb. As it turned out, the highlight of his soccer career was at Camp Greylock in 1978, when he was chosen for the Camp's "D" team. There were only four levels. Bill played alongside


    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...

  • Ivy

    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...

  • 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...