A review of The Haters (by Jesse Andrews)

I really enjoyed reading  Me and Earl and The Dying Girl, so when Jesse Andrews came out with The Haters, I was sure that this book was going to be great. I liked it, I could relate to the story and the characters, and I loved how parts of the book were about music. Being a pianist and a jazz fan, and hating on and loving music, this book was a winner for me. If you like real and honest books, then this book is for you. This book is very witty, and the jokes are hilarious! I’d recommend this book to music lovers, or readers who like a charming and unpredictable read.

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For Wes and his best friend Corey, jazz camp turns out to be a joke. It’s pretty much all dudes talking in Jazz Voice. But then they jam with Ash, a charismatic girl with an unusual sound, and the three just click. It’s three and a half hours of pure musical magic, and Ash makes a decision: They need to hit the road. Because the road, not lame summer camp, is where bands get good. Before Wes and Corey know it, they’re in Ash’s SUV heading south, and The Haters Summer of Hate Tour has begun. Along the way, the trio get into fights, and friendships are tested. They all want to become music sensations, but will they tear each other down?  Down to the point where they turn and hate each other?

Wes, Corey, and Ash are witty, smart, and talented teens who just want a good summer where their personal problems don’t stop them from being great musicians. They also want friends who understand them. This is a unputdownable novel that is a surprising and heartfelt book.

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