Playlist for the Dead

Playlist for the Dead

Book - 2015
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After his best friend, Hayden, commits, suicide, fifteen-year-old Sam is determined to find out why--using the clues in the playlist Hayden left for him.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2015
ISBN: 9780062310507
Branch Call Number: FALKOFF
Characteristics: 281 pages ; 22 cm


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ArapahoeKaren Apr 22, 2017

What do you do when your best friend, that you have know forever commits suicide, and wills you a playlist of music that you never listened to together. What is the message , or the meaning to be found in the music?

Apr 01, 2016

I loved every single thing about this book!! I felt so related to all the characters.
Obviously I would recommend this & I'd love to re-read it in the future.(:

(Read April 2015)

Jul 30, 2015

4 stars: Intriguing, dynamic plot and a multitude of conflict that was deftly handled. Although the music aspect didn't play out like I thought it would (each chapter is titled after a different song, which I thought would be further elaborated on, but many were barely given any detail), I still found this a highly engaging, thought-provoking work. I read it in one day.

Jun 26, 2015

While I was hoping for Sam to figure out things on his own regarding Hayden's suicide, the last couple of chapters were kind of nice with everything out in the open. Sam was pleasantly very mature about it and I'm glad he opted towards the path of healing rather than hurting.

Chapel_Hill_KarinM Jan 26, 2015

In the vein of '13 Reasons Why,' teen gamer repeatedly listens to the playlist his dead best friend leaves after committing suicide, blaming himself and trying to figure out what the song choices mean, and how his friend reached that low point. Both a mystery and a realistic treatment of issues of suicide and grief.

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