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Playlist for the Dead

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"A page-turner that combines genuine intrigue with heartbreak and desire." --Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s There was a party. There was a fight. The next morning, Sam's 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. To figure out what happened, Sam has to rely on the playlist and his own memory. But the more he listens, the more he realizes that his memory isn't as reliable as he thought. And it might only be by taking out his earbuds and opening his eyes to the people around him that he'll 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 The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Spectacular Now, Michelle Falkoff's debut novel is an honest and gut-wrenching first novel about loss, rage, and what if feels like to outgrow a friendship that's always defined you--and the struggle to redefine yourself.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 281 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 30.48mm | 362.87g
  • Harper Teen
  • United States
  • English
  • 006231050X
  • 9780062310507
  • 663,562

Back cover copy

Here's what Sam knows: There was a party. There was a fight. The next morning, Sam's best friend, Hayden, was dead. All he left Sam was a playlist-- and a note, saying that he took his own life. but what Sam doesn't know is: Why? To figure out what happened, Sam has to rely on the playlist and his own memory. But the more he listens, the more he realizes that his memory isn't as reliable as he thought. Especially when someone claiming to be Hayden starts sending him cryptic messages, and a series of violent attacks begins on the bullies who made Hayden's life hell. Sam knows he has 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--including an eccentric, unpredictable girl who's got secrets, too--that Sam will finally be able to piece together his best friend's story. And maybe have a chance to change his own.show more

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"Falkoff treats a difficult topic with delicacy and care."--Publishers Weeklyshow more

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