Michelle Falkoff

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Michelle Falkoff's fiction and reviews have been published in ZYZZYVA, DoubleTake and the Harvard Review, among other places. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and currently serves as Director of Communication and Legal Reasoning at Northwestern University School of Law.

"[D]ebut author Falkoff gives Sam a strong voice to narrate his grief over the loss of his best friend and his confusion... distinctive and gripping narrative about a shared human challenge: how to deal with the passing of a loved one."
Publishers Weekly

"The strong characters, dialogue and the use of the playlist to structure the book make this a good pick for struggling readers."
School Library Journal

"Centering each chapter on one of the playlistís songs, debut author Falkoff lightens the substantial topics of grief, bullying, and suicide with Samís engaging investigation into the culprit behind the assaults."

A teenage boy tries to understand his best friend's suicide by listening to the playlist of songs he left behind.

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