The jacket copy of PLAYLIST FOR THE DEAD by Michelle Falkoff compares this novel to YA favorites like THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER and THIRTEEN REASONS WHY. The jacket copy is dead on.
This debut novel tackles the tough topic of teen suicide with unexpected humor and a flash drive full of music — music left by Hayden as something of a suicide note for his best friend Sam. Naturally, Sam is distraught. He’s not only Hayden’s only friend (honestly, Hayden was his only friend, too), but he found Hayden on the night after they had a fight at a party. At the funeral, Sam is upset at the fakeness of everyone there — mostly the Bully Trifecta, which includes Hayden’s older brother.~ read more ~