Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie

Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

Steven has a mostly normal life for a thirteen year old  Yes, Steven is a self-admitted skinny geek and the most beautiful girl in school won’t even look at him.  Yes, he has a pesky, although cute, younger brother, but some things you just have to bear even when they annoy you to no end.  (Isn’t this normal for lots of thirteen year olds?  Can life be normal when you’re thirteen?)  But Steven has a passion: playing the drums.  And is a talented drummer, good enough to make the All-City Jazz Band.

“Normal” life ends one morning in October when Steven’s little brother Jeffrey gets sick.  In the months that follow, Jeffrey spends weeks in the hospital, Mom takes a leave of absence from her job to take care of Jeffrey, and Dad hardly speeds a word to him.  Steven becomes a “microwave Hot Pockets poster child”, while totally checking out on his school work and focusing all of his attention on practicing for the Spring Jazz Concert.  But life, with all of its troubles, can’t be avoided forever!

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