Jan 14, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday -- Playlist for the Dead

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog topic that is brought to you by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!!

Playlist for the Dead
By: Michelle Falkoff
Release Date: January 27th, 2015

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A teenage boy tries to understand his best friend's suicide by listening to the playlist of songs he left behind in this smart, voice-driven debut novel.

Here's what Sam knows: There was a party. There was a fight. The next morning, his best friend, Hayden, was dead. And all he left Sam was a playlist of songs, and a suicide note: For Sam—listen and you'll understand.

As he listens to song after song, Sam tries to face up to what happened the night Hayden killed himself. But it's only by taking out his earbuds and opening his eyes to the people around him that he will finally be able to piece together his best friend’s story. And maybe have a chance to change his own.

Part mystery, part love story, and part coming-of-age tale in the vein of Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Tim Tharp’s The Spectacular Now, Playlist for the Dead is an honest and gut-wrenching first novel about loss, rage, what it feels like to outgrow a friendship that's always defined you—and the struggle to redefine yourself. But above all, it's about finding hope when hope seems like the hardest thing to find.


  1. This sounds like an interesting but depressing book. It's not really my thing but I hope you get it because I'd love to know what you thought about it.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

    1. It isn't the type of book I would read all the time, but it sounds pretty good for a read that makes you really think!!

  2. I've heard about this before but I never really read the synopsis. It doesn't sound that bad. I hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)
    Here’s my WOW

  3. As I was reading the synopsis, I was thinking "Oh, I wonder what she thought of it." Guess I should of read the title of the posting. I'm wondering if it will be too depressing to read. But may give it a try.

    1. I am sure it will be depressing but eye opening at the same time. These types of books tend to make you look at your own life and try to better yourself. :)


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