Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

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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  - RalphLagana - LibraryThing

I wanted to like this book and give it 4 stars, but I just couldn't. The book topic is simply too depressing, despite a superbly rendered main character. Now, to give the book it's due it is well ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Wow. Very quick but intense, yet funny, read. Ages 11 or 12 up. I love how this author created a particular community, and then features different characters in each novel. Read full review

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