Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie
Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
Grade Level Equivalent:
Guided Reading Level:
Young Adult, Realistic Fiction
Disease and Illness, Feelings and Emotions, Romantic Relationships, Adolescent Issues, Siblings
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 & Dangerous Pie is a heart warming journey through a year in the life of a family in crisis.