Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545722865 Paperback
304 Pages | 5.26" x 8.01" | Ages 12 & Up
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545231169 Ebook
288 Pages | Ages 12 & Up
Thirteen-year-old Steven has a totally normal life: he plays drums in the All-Star Jazz band, has a crush on the hottest girl in the school, and is constantly annoyed by his five-year-old brother, Jeffrey. But when Jeffrey is diagnosed with leukemia, Steven's world is turned upside down. He is forced to deal with his brother's illness and his parents' attempts to keep the family in one piece.
Salted with humour and peppered with devastating realities, Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie is a heartwarming journey through a year in the life of a family in crisis.
Raves & reviews:
* "A story that could have morphed into melodrama is saved by reality, rawness, and the wit Sonnenblick infuses into Steven's first-person voice." -Booklist, starred review
"The reader falls in love with the brothers, laughing and crying by turns and rooting for both of them until it almost hurts." -Kirkus
"Fresh, energetic, and consistent." -School Library Journal