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Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie
by Jordan Sonnenblick


Book Summary

The eighth grade protagonist is quite the jazz band drummer. He'd love to be noticed by the queen bee - until those issues get sideswiped by his younger brother's leukemia diagnosis.

Book Review

This author has an exceptional voice. The guilt, the treatments, the resentment, the worry - it's painfully but very believably crafted. A better fit for sixth grade and up than upper elementary, but I think most adults would love to spend the afternoon with this book, too.
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie book cover
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Supporting Family Members Through Diseases
  • Percussion Players; Jazz Band
  • Finding Yourself; Growing Up
  • Family Relationships
  • School / Peer Relationships
  • Responsibility

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

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