Author(s): Jesse Andrews
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER..Wes and Corey are convinced nothing cool can come of their lame summer at jazz camp, when along comes Ash - all blonde hair and brash words - and cracks their world wide open. Finally, something they can't seem to hate. When Ash convinces them that a great musician is made on the road, the three friends flee camp and begin an epic, hilarious road trip: The Haters 2016 Summer of Hate Tour...Amid sneaking into seedy bars, evading their parents and the police, and spending every minute together in a makeshift tour bus, romance blossoms and bursts, and hygiene takes a back seat. Wes begins to realise the limitations of hating everything: it keeps you at a convenient distance from something, or someone, you just might love...When you can find something to hate about every band, how do you make a sound you love?
"Bassist Wes and drummer Corey are decidedly not amped when they are assigned to the lamest band at summer jazz camp, stranded for two weeks in a tiny town near Pittsburgh, surrounded by strivey white dudes in fedoras. When their new friend, a highly look-at-able, guitar-playing girl called Ash, convinces them that “out on the road is where bands get good”, the three stage a midnight escape from camp and hit the road. What follows is a laugh-out-loud hilarious road trip around the southern United States, involving guys with guns, hot tubs, police chases, and music.
This is the second novel from Jesse Andrews, author of the best-selling book, and now movie, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. With its many musical references, this is a story that will appeal to band geeks and music lovers alike, while the incessant dick jokes will have teenage boy readers chortling and girls rolling their eyes, stifling giggles. Ultimately, this is a story of friendship and growing up. Sex and drug references make this most suited to readers aged 14+."
Jesse Andrews is an author, screenwriter, and former German youth hostel receptionist. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and is a graduate of Schenley High School and Harvard University. He currently makes his home in Boston, MA.