Book #4 Read in 2015
Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff
Sam goes to visit his friend Hayden and finds that he has overdoses and killed himself. Sam finds a playlist of music left behind for him, with a note from Hayden that this will help explain why he committed suicide. Sam begins to realize that he did not know his best friend as well as he thought he did. Sam begins to follow the musical trail Hayden left for him, in the hopes of finding the reason for this tragedy and perhaps easing his own guilt.
This was a powerful, but quick, read. It showed the effects of bullying and not fitting in socially on young people. Both male and female teenage readers could relate to this book. It is well written and the characters are complex and interesting. I recommend it.
I received a copy of this book from the Amazon Vine program in exchange for a honest review.