Reviews

“Wesselhoeft offers a psychologically complex debut that will intrigue heavy-metal aficionados and drama junkies alike. Peopled with the elderly and infirm, crazy parents, caring educators, and poignant teens trying desperately to overcome death’s pull, it mixes real and fictional musicians and historical events to create a moving picture of struggling adolescents and the adults who reach out with helping hands.Adios, Nirvana targets an audience of YAs who rarely see themselves in print.” —Booklist

“ADIOS, NIRVANA is a bit like road rash. It rakes you raw; gets under your skin; and leaves a few shards stuck permanently in your elbow. It is well worth the trip.” —Richie Partington, RichiesPicks.com

“Scribble its name on a wish list, type it into your PDA, or pre-order it…because to miss it would be shame. This was (without a doubt) the BEST book I have read in a year, and if I could give it 6 stars I would. Get it, live, it, love it…pass it on.” Misty Baker, Kindleobsessed.com

“At heart, Adios, Nirvana is everything I’d hoped The Catcher in the Rye would be…Adios, Nirvana is fresh, it’s impossible not to feel sympathy for Jonathan and I find myself really wanting to keep reading to see if he can successfully battle his demons. Laced with details into things teens are exposed to on a regular basis — drinking, suicidal thoughts, depression and music, most of all the music — I really loved every minute of Jonathan’s coming-of-age tale.” —Roundtable Reviews

“I absolutely adored Adios, Nirvana — which is one of those quintessential coming of age stories that I am keenly drawn towards. I loved the characters, the setting, the story, the small details that make this book so unique. If you haven’t already done so, I highly recommend you check out Adios, Nirvana.” —Novelnovice.com

“Oh, this narrator totally charmed me. His name is Jonathan. And I hesitate to tell you that his twin brother recently died, because you might think: oh no another dead sibling/friend/parent story. But Jonathan–a poet and gifted guitarist–is easy to be with, and has a strong and memorable voice. What I loved most about this book was the portrayal of friendship among guys. They are a sweet yet totally believable bunch. Ultimately a really joyful story, despite the grim circumstances at the beginning. Great gift for the creative teen boy in your life, as rock guitar geekery and poetry-writing play heavily in the story. Girls will like it, too. I mean, I am a girl and I did.” —Sarah Zarr, National Book Award Finalist

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