We all used to dream of taking some kind of grand adventure when we were younger. What if we had passed by the mall and kept taking that road to wherever it led us? What if we’d pretended to be at a friend’s house and gone on a mini-trip to nearby towns with our friends instead?
Since most of us wouldn’t have dared to be so bold (or so reckless, in our parent’s opinion), at least we can live vicariously through book characters. If you wish you’d run away for a summer and lived your dreams of being a musician, The Haters is the perfect book for you.
It’s Jesse Andrews’ follow-up to Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. (He also wrote the critically acclaimed film version of that book.) It’s the story of three friends who ditch their lives and responsibilities to go on a whirlwind musical adventure, dubbed “The Haters Summer of Hate Tour.”
I was very skeptical about this book at first. I’ve listened to jazz, but I don’t know too much about it. Also, I’ve been reading dystopia and fantasy for so long that I wasn’t sure if I could even relate to characters who were somewhat normal. But after a few chapters, my worries were blown away. I was also amused by the humor in this novel.
Here’s the official synopsis:
From Jesse Andrews, author of the New York Times bestselling Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and screenwriter of the Sundance award–winning motion picture of the same name, comes a groundbreaking young adult novel about music, love, friendship, and freedom as three young musicians follow a quest to escape the law long enough to play the amazing show they hope (but also doubt) they have in them.
You can find out more about the book by visiting its official website.
Thanks to our friends at Abrams books, you can own a copy of the book! (And some other great stuff.) So, get ready to pull a few late nights because you just can’t put it down.
One lucky Feather Girl will receive a copy of The Haters, a branded bumper sticker and a copy of Andrews’ hit debut Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.