Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

This is our first review from our new honourary Owl, Jack B.  Jack is in Grade Six, is a member of Senior Owlets and has graciously agreed to review books for the store.  

This story is about a thirteen year old boy named Steven who loves to play the drums and has a crush on the hottest girl in school. The story starts with Steven’s annoying younger brother Jeffery falling seriously ill, leaving Steven to deal with the family crisis.

This is a book that will make you laugh and also cry. This book explores the challenges of adolescence, the relationship with ones parents, and the bond between siblings. I liked the main character because I saw him as a role model and even though he didn’t have a ton of friends and wasn’t getting enough attention from his father he still stood by his brother.

Anyone who enjoys realistic fiction will really love this book.   I know I did, having read it in two sittings. One being the first five pages and the second being the rest of the book!