Songs for the Offseason

It's the summer before his senior year, and Dustin can't wait to take a special trip to Japan with his high school baseball team. His plans are quickly dashed by the sudden death of his similarly athletic cousin. As someone focused on fitness, Dustin is deeply shaken by this loss. While attending his very first funeral, Dustin meets Andrea, the new stepdaughter of a distant relative who seems to have a playlist for every occasion. At first, Dustin dislikes her. But as the summer continues, death seems to be stalking them both. More funerals crop up, one after another, challenging Dustin's sense of stability. Andrea is there at every gathering, each with its own flair and antics by quirky family members, trying to find meaning in the madness alongside Dustin. As they reflect on life, death, and music, they learn to embrace the weird ways people cope—and find a path forward.

RL
Grades
2-3
IL
Grades
9-12+
GRL
N
Details:
Product:
ISBN: 978-1-9785-9744-0
Author: Ryan Wolf
Copyright: 2025
Reading Level: Grades 2-3
Interest Level: Grades 9-12+
GRL: N
Pages: 200
Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
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