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The Music of What Happens - Online Book Club

Updated: Jun 30, 2023


Welcome to our online book club for grades 9-12! We are excited for you to join us in reading The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg.


Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!


Kits are ready for pickup today, Thursday, June 1! Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Michelle know!


All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want. No matter how much you do, the book is yours!

"The Music of What Happens" by Bill Konigsberg


“Max: Chill. Sports. Video games. Gay and not a big deal, not to him, not to his mom, not to his buddies. And a secret: An encounter with an older kid that makes it hard to breathe, one that he doesn't want to think about, ever. Jordan: The opposite of chill. Poetry. His "wives" and the Chandler Mall. Never been kissed and searching for Mr. Right, who probably won't like him anyway. And a secret: A spiraling out of control mother, and the knowledge that he's the only one who can keep the family from falling apart. Throw in a rickety, 1980s-era food truck called Coq Au Vinny. Add in prickly pears, cloud eggs, and a murky idea of what's considered locally sourced and organic. Place it all in Mesa, Arizona, in June, where the temp regularly hits 114. And top it off with a touch of undeniable chemistry between utter opposites. Over the course of one summer, two boys will have to face their biggest fears and decide what they're willing to risk -- to get the thing they want the most.


*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*


More about the author and the world of The Music of What Happens:


Bill Konigsberg’s site:


BestFoodTrucks.com’s site for finding local food trucks:


The state of Arizona’s site:


Britannica’s page on prickly pears:

Tea and Consent: A Video:


Included as well: a word search and recipes for fruit lemonades and cloud eggs!







We hope you enjoy these activities and would love to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at swantonpl@gmail.com, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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