The Music of What Happens

The Music of What Happens

Max: Chill. Sports. Video games. Gay and not a big deal, not to him, not to his mom, not to his buddies. And a secret: An encounter with an older kid that makes it hard to breathe, one that he doesn't want to think about, ever. Jordan: The opposite of chill. Poetry. His "wives" and the Chandler Mall. Never been kissed and searching for Mr. Right, who probably won't like him Max: Chill. Sports. Video games. Gay and not a big deal, not to him, not to his mom, not to his buddies. And a secret...

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Title:The Music of What Happens
Author:Bill Konigsberg
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1338215507
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Music of What Happens Reviews

  • Bill
    Sep 23, 2018
    What can I say to the good folks of Goodreads about this, my fifth novel? This is a book I am very proud of and excited about. I can't wait for it to come out so y'all can read the story of Max and Jordan. If you were a reader who loved the Rafe/Ben relationship, I think you'll love...
  • Shaun Hutchinson
    Aug 28, 2018
    Five enthusiastic stars. ...
  • Vitor Martins
    Mar 20, 2019
    incrvel como esse livro fala sobre tanta coisa de um jeito to sensvel e honesto! Eu estava esperando um romance fofo entre dois garotos e encontrei reflexes muito mais profundas sobre muita coisa. Max e Jordan so muito diferentes, mas aquele diferente que se completa e voc...
  • Kaje Harper
    May 16, 2019
    I really enjoyed this story of two young men on the brink of adulthood, each dealing with a difficult life situation. Being together gets each of them through a hard summer, joking on the surface and coping with tough stuff underneath. Max has a great mom, a tight group of guy frien...
  • Sana
    Nov 20, 2018
    "In the end, we're all both," Konigsberg said. "We all contain multitudes, and it was so cool to watch my more feminine character ? Jordan ? find his inner warrior, and my more masculine character ? Max ? lean into a vulnerability he'd never experienced before." YESSSS So...
  • Larry H
    Mar 14, 2019
    4.5 stars. Whenever I read a YA rom-com featuring LGBTQ characters, I feel so happy that kids today have these books to read, to see that finding someone to love doesn't have to be a dream they'll have to give up because of whom they're attracted to. At the same time, I can't hel...
  • Paul  Hankins
    Nov 25, 2018
    Full Disclosure: I consider Bill Konigsberg to be an author-friend. . .and I write a review of the new book in that light. And. . .in love. There's something about love that makes us skeptical of possibility. That love must do something other than simply. . .love. That in the prese...
  • Ricky
    Jan 13, 2019
    Trigger warnings for this book: rape, PTSD, abusive parents, mental health issues. This one's a bit of a tough book for me to rate. I've spent a day after finishing up reading the ARC to let my thoughts collect well enough, and I think I'm going to give it a 3.5 and round up to a 4....
  • Anna Luce
    Mar 03, 2019
    ????? 3.5 stars Overall I enjoyed this but there were a few aspects that didn't work for me. Maybe younger readers who are more acquainted with what I like to call the 'woke/relevant/hashtag/love-labels' slang, won't feel as disconnected from the banter or conversations oc...
  • Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
    May 03, 2019
    Can you STAN after only reading one book by an author? ? The Music of What Happens is a coming of age story of two flawed boys who are brilliantly developed by Konigsberg. Maximo is a vivacious jock and Jordan an emo kid that's almost painfully shy. I loved them both, wan...
  • Flora ❀
    Mar 31, 2019
    I'm gonna hug this book until I find the perfect partner to open a food truck with or "Do-goodery" with myself. I've never been in love but I bet it feels like what this book made me feel. ...
  • Hollis
    Apr 08, 2019
    First of all, to my buddies, Hayley & Moony : we really are mostly the worst at buddy reading. But I love it. A+ job, ladies. "Did you know that, biologically speaking, the rectum is cleaner than the mouth?" "What boy told you that, and what did you let him do to you?" As fo...
  • milou  ☁️
    Apr 11, 2019
    rtc eventually Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Last.fm ? 3 stars ...
  • ♆Hayley (TheVillainousReader)
    Apr 09, 2019
    "The world will make you vulnerable. If you?re acting like you?re not, that?s what you?re doing. Acting.? WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE NOT READING AND OBSESSING OVER THIS BOOK?! *sobs* This book is amazing, and beautiful, and heartfelt and deserves to be obsessed over! In affirmat...
  • Anniek
    Apr 07, 2019
    On the one hand, this was a really funny and heartwarming book. I liked how the relationship developed and I loved how supportive the main characters were of each other. It was also great to see how the friendships developed. But I did have a major issue with this book as well. Beca...
  • Romie
    Mar 24, 2019
    Huh I'm so disappointed? I had expected great things from this book, I liked the idea behind it but not the execution. Some of the things the author wrote really rubbed me the wrong way, I didn't like the way the representation of bipolar disorder was dealt it, and just, one of the MCs...
  • Daphne
    Apr 21, 2019
    This book had so much more depth than I was expecting. I expected a cute book about two boys falling in love, and it was that, but it was a lot more too. I enjoyed that the romance wasn't the only plot in the story, and that both boys had other things going on in their lives. There ...
  • Amber
    Apr 13, 2019
    I tried listening to this and was not enjoying it. I am gonna DNF it. I am willing to go back to it and read the physical copy, but I don?t have the motivation for now... It just wasn?t attention grabbing, neither did I like the main characters that much. This is sad because I ...
  • ellie
    May 25, 2018
    oh my goodness this cover is GAYREAT i love the colors!! 20gayteen is going so well ...
  • färbe mich rot
    May 05, 2019
    Rating : 4 Stars A wonderfully written, powerful book about masculinity, flawed relationships, consent and the challenges of life. The best part about the book is that like its message, it is simple. It doesn't over-complicate emotions or get melodramatic. And yet..it manages to mak...
  • Eloise
    Mar 11, 2019
    I couldn't put this book down. This is the story of two boys who come together to fix a mess of a food truck in the middle of the smoking hot summer, and who find comfort and release with each other after they've both been through some kind of shitty thing. This book deals with pre...
  • kav (xreadingsolacex)
    Feb 01, 2019
    disclaimer: i received an arc of this of this novel in exchange for an honest review. this is no way impacted my opinions. content warnings: rape In the author?s note preceding the story, Konisberg writes about his struggle with masculinity versus feminitity as a gay male, ...
  • ˗ˏˋ janet ˊˎ˗
    Mar 22, 2019
    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IM IN MY FEELINGS SO I CANT WRITE A PROPER REVIEW BUT LET ME SAY MY FAVORITE PARTS - characters felt so REAL - it?s realistic with the characters !! (Yeah they have actual flaws!) - transported me to summer - made me crave the food - the !! build!!...
  • julia ♥
    Mar 21, 2019
    It is VERY RARE for a book to make me cry, but this one just did it. 5/5 stars, review to come. TW: rape. ...
  • Teal
    Apr 19, 2019
    DNF @ 17% I can't do this. I simply do not want to read about parent/child interactions. Regardless of genre. I can tolerate a little bit of it in an otherwise engaging book, but this story is bringing it big-time. Perhaps that's why contemporary YA is often a challenge for m...
  • yvee
    Mar 29, 2019
    4.5 stars this book was gorgeous and I loved it with all of my heart wow (tw: rape) ...
  • Lulu (the library leopard)
    Sep 19, 2017
    new review: i read this in two sittings & i liked it a lot! -lots of food & a summer setting -deals with toxic masculinity (i liked how max's character learned to open up & become more vulnerable while jordan learned to stand up for himself & find his inner warrior. ...
  • Ivy
    Jan 30, 2019
    I'm so glad they broke the chain of terrible Bill Konigsberg covers. ...
  • Moony Eliver
    Apr 09, 2019
    Holy hell. I started reading this at the same time as I was finishing a major work project. I knew I had very little leisure time, but I had to read something. I had a buddy read coming up for this book, so I decided to get a few chapters' head start. Did I consume it, or did it con...
  • Juliette✵ of✵ the✵ Stars✯⭒*⭑★☽
    Apr 13, 2019
    (4.5/5) So, you know the expectations vs reality meme? Picture that right now, where on the expectations side you have "cute gay summer love story" and the reality part has "cute gay summer love story, with a side of teenage drama, shitty parents and an almost painfully honest look ...