The B-Side Diaries

The B Side Diaries Rory is only seventeen years old and six months removed from his friends in Nashville Tennessee when he receives the news that his best friend Christopher has died and worse yet he has been hand sel

  • Title: The B-Side Diaries
  • Author: Brian Joyce
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Rory is only seventeen years old and six months removed from his friends in Nashville, Tennessee when he receives the news that his best friend Christopher has died and worse yet, he has been hand selected to deliver Christopher s eulogy Over the course of one weekend Rory must confront his fears of public speaking, falling in love, growing up, and losing a sense of whatRory is only seventeen years old and six months removed from his friends in Nashville, Tennessee when he receives the news that his best friend Christopher has died and worse yet, he has been hand selected to deliver Christopher s eulogy Over the course of one weekend Rory must confront his fears of public speaking, falling in love, growing up, and losing a sense of what he calls home Wrought with emotion, and fueled by teenaged doubt, friendship, and punk rock music The B Side Diaries unravels the truths about not only what it means to lose a close friend, but also the truths about what it means to be a teenager Told through diary like confessions from Rory s perspective, The B Side Diaries is written in a faux memoir style, that pulls the reader into the mind of a teenager sorting out his life, and coming to grips with his loss of innocence Think The Big Chill for teenagers meets Fat Kid Rules the World.

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    1. I am sorry to be such an anal OCD librarian, but I can't read a book with typos and grammar mistakes on almost every page.

    2. I really enjoyed this book however I do not see any resemblance between this book and TFIOS. I was looking for this book to be more like TFIOS than anything. The characters memories was definitely the favorite part of the book for me. The dialogue was very confusing and pieced together in an odd way. So with that being said I wasn't terribly impressed with this book but I enjoyed the concept.

    3. ~I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review~My actual rating is a 4.5 but I rate up for !My ThoughtsThe B-side Diaries is a Faux-memoir told from Rory’s perspective on dealing with his best friends Christopher’s death. The story starts with Rory receiving a call from Christopher’s mother about his passing and being asked to write the eulogy for her. This book is about growing up, trying to understand life, memories, and music.I loved this book! God, everything ab [...]

    4. "Some people's lives are like an epilogue."Rory can't believe it when he receives a phone call to tell him that his best friend Christopher has been killed. How is that possible? He was so young. He had so much life in front of him. If the prospect of burying your best friend isn't hard enough to deal with, Rory has been asked to deliver the eulogy at Christopher's funeral. Over the course of the weekend Rory faces the constant struggle of what he's going to say.For the first portion of the book [...]

    5. Three and a half stars, rounded up.The B-Side Diaries is a faux-memoir that chronicles the story of seventeen year old Rory. Having been separated from his hometown and his old friends due to a move, his old life comes roaring back at him with a simple phone call: his best friend Christopher has died in an accident. And what makes his heart break further? It's he who will be writing the eulogy. The B-Side Diaries is a book about growing up, trying to find the truth in a crazy world, and how memo [...]

    6. I was given a free copy in exchange for my honest review. What made me want to read the book was the references to music, bands, skaters, friends. I missed listening to punk rock music and seeing band names, lyrics and concerts made me nostalgic for wishing I could go back to the past. The story had me consumed because we're on this journey with Rory and his circle of people. He was told that his best friend was killed and we're going through everything he's experiencing over the course of a wee [...]

    7. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.The B-Side Diaries is the story of a boy whose best friend, Christopher, passed away in a motorcycle accident. The whole story takes place the weekend of the funeral and is a huge memoir of Christopher's life. Unfortunately, a family tragedy occurred right after I read this book. My father passed away and it's now that I understand what the people were going through in the book. Never before had I dealt with such grief and dispair. [...]

    8. I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to the autor and We ♥ YA Books! for this opportunity.Rory has been living in a new city for a couple of months, and he can't stop thinking about his old town, Nashville, where Christopher, his best friend, still lives. But then he gets a call from Christopher's mom telling him about Christopher's death. Now he has to come back to his old town and face the most painful thing he has ever experienced. The protagonist, Rory, has to writ [...]

    9. Very different YA book with a sad premise, but difficult to put down. At times, it read like a collection of short stories. I'm not a music buff and definitely not a punk rock fan, skate boarder or a teenage boy, but the story still spoke to me.Likes:* Unusual nature of story* Friendship between crew* Charity and doing for others* Trying to write a eulogy(view spoiler)[* Differences in ways people grieve* Addressing people who are homeless as an adjective and not a stereotype* Crew being so dive [...]

    10. *copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review*The struggle of a death too soon and life moving too fast are prevalent issues in this memoir like novel that reads like a reel of memories.Rory ‘s world is turned upside down when he receives a call from his best friend Christopher’s mother to notify him of her son’s death. Readers follow Rory as he heads back to Nashville to mourn the death of his friend, while catching up with old friends and dealing with unexpected emotions. Sto [...]

    11. This book is told in a memoir style, which was actually really great. We get to see inside Rory's head as he copes with the loss of his best friend and struggles trying to write the perfect eulogy. The best thing about this book was being in Rory's head and hearing his thoughts about the past, the future, and general self analysis. I found these times to be the best in the book and really enjoyed the reflective quality behind them. We also get to see some of the memories Rory and his friends mad [...]

    12. Life is ever changing , there are moments in our lives that change us either for the better or the worse, their are people who cross are paths, that teach us about life, living , embracing what we have, even if it may be so little or big! Beautiful Story, I don't normally read the YA genre, but after this was recommended by a trusted blogger, I dove right in, and I'm thankful I did, I laughed at moments, cried a few times and learned a valuable lesson, live for now, go out embrace everything the [...]

    13. =copy was given to by author, but not in exchange for a review=I couldn't believe that this whole book only spanned a weekend. It balances the grieving process of everyone with the revelation that death is not the end. Originally, I was a little put off by the fact that Kayleigh and Rory had started to fall in love and do the do, but later, it was evident that it was part of their renewal. The relationship was needed to honor Christopher's life. Loved the book, have already recommended it to peo [...]

    14. DisappointingThis could've been a good story about a guy, grieving the loss of his friend. Alas, it felt like the supposed close group of friends didn't really know Christopher as well as they thought. And with all the glaring grammatical errors, we readers were left grieving for a decently edited story. Thank goodness that this was mercifully short and I didn't have to spend too much time on it.

    15. This book was absolutely amazing. The writing combined with the detailed setting and thought-out characters made for an excellent story telling of inspiration, grief, and living life at the fullest. Read my full review here: iamfandom/2014/03

    16. I really enjoyed reading this. It is an emotional story about someone who has lost someone very close to them and the coping with that lose. Its a story that can be difficult to read as it makes us remember losing people close to us personally but it is a lovely story and very well written.

    17. This book is pretty sad but I think it does a good job of capturing the emotions that you go through when someone you love dies.

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