Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie (Google eBook)

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Scholastic Inc., Jan 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
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From first-time novelist Jordan Sonnenblick, a brave and beautiful story that will make readers laugh and break their hearts at the same time. 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 humor and peppered with devastating realities, DRUMS, GIRLS, AND DANGEROUS PIE is a heartwarming journey through a year in the life of a family in crisis.
  

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User Review  - sgrame - LibraryThing

Steven has a pretty normal 8th grade life... he loves to play drums and is very interested in the beautiful girl in his neighborhood named Renee and "just friends" with a pianist in his band (Annette ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alyse Liebovich - Goodreads

Jordan Sonnenblick's inspiration for writing this book is the same inspiration behind an organization near and dear to my heart: SuperSibs! Melanie Goldish founded SuperSibs! after witnessing the ... Read full review

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wife and eternal first reader Melissa my children Ross
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Emma who had to share Daddy with a computer screen
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cancerresearch guru Dr Benjamin Purow the authors Paula
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Cohen and David Lubar who lent a hand to a new guy
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teaching colleague Marlene Sharpe who was never too busy
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Hornungs the Winchels my father Dr Harvey Sonnenblick
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Adam Pines Mark Chou Matt Lambiase Samantha Cattaneo
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Karen Skalitzky and the brave members of the Phillipsburg
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the first draft of this book
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Finally thanks to everyone at DayBue Publishing for giving
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a new writer a wonderful opportunity to my excellent agent
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Rich Barber for leaping into the breach and to the great
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About the author (2010)

Jordan Sonnenblick is the author of the acclaimed Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie; Notes from the Midnight Driver; Zen and the Art of Faking It; and the 2011 Schneider Family Book Award Winner After Ever After. He lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children.