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March 23, 2016

#Review of The Haters by Jesse Andrews & #Giveaway via @abramskids

The HatersGenres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 352
Source: Publisher
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From Jesse Andrews, author of the New York Times bestselling Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and screenwriter of the Sundance award–winning motion picture of the same name, comes a groundbreaking young adult novel about music, love, friendship, and freedom as three young musicians follow a quest to escape the law long enough to play the amazing show they hope (but also doubt) they have in them.

Inspired by the years he spent playing bass in a band himself, The Haters is Jesse Andrews’s road trip adventure about a trio of jazz-camp escapees who, against every realistic expectation, become a band. 

For Wes and his best friend, Corey, jazz camp turns out to be lame. It’s pretty much all dudes talking in Jazz Voice. But then they jam with Ash, a charismatic girl with an unusual sound, and the three just click. It’s three and a half hours of pure musical magic, and Ash makes a decision: They need to hit the road. Because the road, not summer camp, is where bands get good. Before Wes and Corey know it, they’re in Ash’s SUV heading south, and The Haters Summer of Hate Tour has begun.

In his second novel, Andrews again brings his brilliant and distinctive voice to YA, in the perfect book for music lovers, fans of The Commitments and High Fidelity, or anyone who has ever loved—and hated—a song or a band. This witty, funny coming-of-age novel is contemporary fiction at its best.





Jesse Andrews’s debut novel, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, was published to critical acclaim and starred reviews. His adaptation of the book for the big screen won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Jesse is also a musician and screenwriter. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit Jesse at www.jesseandrews.com.


I haven't read Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. I kept waiting for all the "That one time at band camp..." stories. Jesse Andrews knows how to write emotion. It's great. Especially the awkwardness. I felt awkward at times. I felt like those were the emotions were mine at that moment. I kinda did not like the characters. Some of the situations they got themselves into were sometimes over the top and juvenile. But overall it was an interesting read.







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KAS said...

I haven't read Earl or seen the movie; I would rather experience this author for the first time by reading a work without so much hype -- like this new novel! I expect it will be a rewarding read since the writer is so respected. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Cheers, Kara S

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