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4.6448 out of 54.6448 out of 54.6448 out of 54.6448 out of 54.6448 out of 5 4.64 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jordan Sonnenblick Narrator: Joel Johnstone Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN:
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Thirteen-year-old Steven has a totally normal life (well, almost): He plays drums in the All-Star Jazz Band, has a crush on the hottest girl in school (who doesn't know he's alive), frequently finds himself sitting across from his school counselor (who bribes him with candy), and is constantly annoyed by his five-year-old brother, Jeffrey (who is cuter than cute). Oh, Steven has parents, too (the kind that embarrass him). But when Jeffrey gets sick, Steven's world is turned upside down as he is forced to deal with his brother's illness, his parents' attempts to keep the family in one piece, the band, overdue homework, girls, and of course, Dangerous Pie (yes, you have to listen to the book to find out what that is).

In a debut that has won raves, Jordan Sonnenblick digs deep into the heart of a family in crisis with humor, hope, and impressive sensitivity.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francesca713 | 2/11/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. It taught me a great lesson about relationships between siblings. This book made me think about the relationship between my brothers and I. I have realized that if something happened to one of my brothers like Jeffrey I would have a really hard time dealing with it. I feel that Steven changed a lot throughout this book and it made him figure out that you have to get through problems in life you can't just let them annoy you and get in your way. Overall I feel that Steven changed a lot in this book and although his brother having cancer is a bad thing it made Steven a better person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah Wille | 1/16/2014

    " I loved this book! It was super funny while it was also so real. I would be crying one page and laughing the next! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lolo | 1/3/2014

    " It was so good!!!!!!!!!! sad but had a fun touch! I loved this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tricia | 12/22/2013

    " This book is everything I think a YA book should be. Click here for my full review. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 710 jacques | 12/18/2013

    " i think that Steven is really having bad luck because he is getting humiliated by his little brother.He is also being picked on by the high school band that he is in. last but not least the girl he likes is completely ignoring him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam Lasin | 12/18/2013

    " It is a great book about a kid named Steven who's always mad at his annoying brother Jeffrey. One day Jeffrey falls off the stool at the kitchen and has a nosebleed. Steven comes home to find that Jeffrey has Leukemia and might not make it. From that point Steven's world is flipped upside down. Find out if Jeffrey survives and Stevens story of his crazy life in one year. There are very sad and disgusting parts in this book but a very good book overall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manka | 11/28/2013

    " this book is good ! they have a lot of good pages ! I would tell people to read this book I think book worms like us would like this book ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 7703megan | 11/26/2013

    " This book was just amazing! For readers in or are around middle school and are looking for a fun book to snuggle up with, READ this one! "Drums, Girls, And Dangerous Pie" is about a 8th grader named Steven and his brother Jeffery, living through a hard life with Jeffery getting cancer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 7706michael | 11/21/2013

    " hg3q4liygt3irg4uyf4uoywefquywefuyfweruyvffuyvk2urvyyvfo1vyroy2vryo3vfyiovf words cannot explain how good this book was "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eunah Jung | 10/12/2013

    " Still, I don't love/like my brother. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank Bogden | 7/29/2013

    " Excellent! Relatable and easily draws you in! It grabs your attention and never lets go. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 3/5/2013

    " I really like this book. I thought that it was a good read that was sad, happy, and funny all at the same time. I love the characters, like Steven Alper, and would recommend this book to almost anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taja | 2/10/2013

    " A great recommendation for middle school readers who like realistic fiction. Sonnenblick exposes the reader to the world of cancer, but does so with humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackson | 9/2/2012

    " This book was truly inspiring, because it showed how an 8th grader lives his life while his baby brother is diagnosed with cancer. This boy brings the family together so well, it will touch your heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Scarcelli | 4/7/2012

    " Love this book! Tells how Steven a middle school boy deals with his little brothers leukemia illness. With both humor and touching writing this book is a good read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 12/9/2011

    " A must-read! I loved it! It was a sad story but a terrific plot! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lady Susan | 11/28/2011

    " Very endearing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 704 Adrian | 8/25/2011

    " Extremely good story for children in Junior High, because they can relate to the character's life all the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ingrid | 5/20/2011

    " This book had tons of humor in it and talked about the serious subject of cancer as well. It is hard to find a book that combines those two things so well. I loved how misleading the ending was... It left me surprised. Anyone could find something in this book they liked "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devin | 5/18/2011

    " I enjoyed this book because of all the learning stages of the parents after a son or daughter is diagnosed with leukimeia. I would suggest this book to anyone interested in cancer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MistressMoon | 5/17/2011

    " I mostly liked this.Though this isn't usually my thing,I'd like to read the sequel. I liked his sarcasm and smartassary. xD "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Manka | 4/22/2011

    " this book is good ! they have a lot of good pages ! I would tell people to read this book I think book worms like us would like this book !
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophia | 4/22/2011

    " I read this book for Literature Circles and I finished it the day that I got it! I could not put it down! I am looking forward to reading the sequel which is written in another character's point of view/narration! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoe | 4/6/2011

    " Fun, interesting, and I can relate to it. :) Loved it! Major recommendation to teens. "

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About the Author
Author Jordan Sonnenblick

Jordan Sonnenblick is the author of the acclaimed Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, Notes From the Midnight Driver, and Zen and the Art of Faking It. In addition to being a writer, he is a middle-school English teacher and would never penalize one of his students for bringing an imaginary friend to school.