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Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie Audiobook

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2005 Jordan Sonnenblick (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 12-23-15
    Wayne Matthews, NC 12-23-15 Member Since 2016

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "Marvelous, wonderful young adult fiction!"

    Jordan Sonnenblick writes great YA books. The target audience for this one is ages 12 - 13, but adults will like the book. Narration is superb!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    judy North Aurora, IL, United States 01-31-13
    judy North Aurora, IL, United States 01-31-13
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    "Jordan Sonnenblick's Drums,Girls and Dangerous Pie"
    Where does Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Great narration of story from point of view of 8th grade boy whose younger brother is diagnosied with leukiemia


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Steven is a very believable big brother.


    What about Joel Johnstone’s performance did you like?

    Clear and easy pacing of story from first person narration


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Emotional journey


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    anon 02-26-16
    anon 02-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "So glad I didn't pass up this one!"

    Great story. Sad, funny and uplifting all in one. Listened to all of it in one sitting.

    Almost passed because I saw it was meant for pre-teens/YA, but another reviewer said it was good for all ages and I'm glad I took their advice.

    The narrator did a great job with all the characters and voices, I want to see what else he's narrated now.

    Only thing I didn't like was the music playing over the very beginning and end. Always dislike music playing on top of the audio, just glad it wasn't like that at the beginning of every chapter like some others I've heard.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sydney 10-01-15
    sydney 10-01-15
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    "My favorite book in the world!!!!!"
    Would you listen to Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie again? Why?

    I would listen to this book again because It is funny while still talking about an important and serious topic.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is Jeffery. He has such a good attitude for having Leukemia.


    What about Joel Johnstone’s performance did you like?

    I liked Joel Johnstone;s teacher conference performance.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    It's funny, brave, relatable, but serious


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book for people of all ages, races, genders

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sophia 08-14-16
    Sophia 08-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Overwhelming"

    This book is fantastic by itself, but the Narrator made it 10 times better. I have never used Audible before but I have heard a lot of good things about it. I used it for a few books I was assigned to read over the summer, and what I got was amazing. Not was it only simple to use but I actually wanted to use the app! It's a very welcoming app. I was astonished by the quality of the audio and how it had emotion! I have never seen anything like it.

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    lisa mueller 06-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great messaging shines through a natural story."

    Great messaging shines through a natural story. Narrator does an excellent job portraying characters from the first person's perspective. Good middle school book, too.

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    Madeline E. George 07-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Simply Wonderful"

    Will catch the attention of young readers. Should be really good in drawing in the hesitant reader!

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    mariah 08-09-16
    mariah 08-09-16
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    "realli good"

    when i read the title i thought it was a childish book. but i was wrong. its a really good book everyone should read it. it shows cancer in a different view.

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    James Mott SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, US 04-17-15
    James Mott SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, US 04-17-15
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    "The greatest book ever!😀"

    I love this book it was amazing! It was so much better than I expected. I thought in he beginning that Jefrey would be the one to die not Sam. It's so sad but it's outstanding.

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful

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