The Bad Decisions Playlist

The Bad Decisions Playlist

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"Funny and painful, it's a sharply etched portrait of fallible human beings living, loving, screwing up, and making do." -- Publishers Weekly
Sixteen-year-old Austin is always messing up and then joking his way out of tough spots. The sudden appearance of his allegedly dead father, who happens to be the very-much-alive rock star Shane Tyler, stops him cold. Austin--a talented musician himself--is sucked in to his newfound father's alluring music-biz orbit. None of Austin's previous bad decisions, resulting in broken instruments, broken hearts, and broken dreams, can top this one. Witty and audacious, Austinis dragged kicking and screaming toward adulthood in this hilarious, heart-wrenching novel.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
ISBN: 9781328742087
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Ruben
Characteristics: 296 pages ; 20 cm


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ArapahoeSusan Nov 12, 2016

A great real-life read about the transition from high school to what comes after. Austin Methune is a musician, a songwriter with no finished songs, a wannabe lady’s man, a stoner, and struggling to finish high school. His story, starting the summer before senior year, shows his journey - figuring out what’s real and what’s really important.

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