Title: Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie
Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
Publication Date: 2004
Number of Pages: 273
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Text Structure: Novel
Starter/Lead/Hook: Do you enjoy reading sad or sort of scary books? Well then this is the book for you!
Summary: The main character Steven Alper,is a 13 year old boy who lives in Pennsylvania. Steven has a normal life until his brother Jeffery gets a rare sickness. Cancer. Steven is failing his classes because of all the stress. This also affects the rest of his family. Will Jeffery survive this rare disease?
Reviewer’s Opinion: This book has many times that make me want to scream or gasp and that is why I really enjoyed it.
Recommended For: 4th-6th
Related Books: After Ever After
More in this Series: None
Other Books by this Author: Notes From The Midnight Driver
Awards Won: Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award (2008), Grand Canyon Reader Award for Tween Book (2009), Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award for Grades 6-8 (2009)
Reviewed By: Nalani S., 4th grade