The Bad Decisions Playlist by Michael RubensThe Bad Decisions Playlist by Michael Rubens

The Bad Decisions Playlist

byMichael Rubens

Hardcover | August 2, 2016

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How many bad decisions does chronic screwup Austin have to make before he stops ruining his life?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 into his newfound father's alluring music-biz orbit, pulling his true love, Josephine, along with him. None of Austin's previous bad decisions, resulting in broken instruments, broken hearts, and broken dreams, can top this one. Witty, audacious, and taking adolescence to the max, Austin is dragged kicking and screaming toward adulthood in this hilarious, heart-wrenching YA novel.
Michael Rubens is a producer and correspondent for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee . In addition to The Bad Decisions Playlist he has published two novels: The Sheriff of Yrnameer (Pantheon), and Sons of the 613 (Clarion). His fourth novel is slated for publication in June of 2017. His work has also appeared in The New Yorker 's Daily ...
Title:The Bad Decisions PlaylistFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.09 inPublished:August 2, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544096673

ISBN - 13:9780544096677


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bad Decisions Playlist The main character makes mistake after mistake after mistake, while that can be a frustrating reading experience, the equivalent of screaming at the idiot in the horror movie not to go upstairs, you can’t help but care for him and hope he turns things around. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-30

Editorial Reviews

A fun, smart, at times heartbreaking read about families, love, choices, consequences, and the power of music." -School Library Journal "An infectious read. . . . The key is the amount of heart with which Rubens infuses his characters. They are flawed, authentic, and tragically real. . . .Tailor-made for teen boys and the people who, for better or worse, know them." -Booklist "Funny and painful, it's a sharply etched portrait of fallible human beings living, loving, screwing up, and making do-and a fine look at the Twin Cities music scene." -Publishers Weekly "A charming, at times brutally funny peek inside a slacker's mind." -Kirkus "