Notes from the Blender
Two teenagers -- a heavy-metal-music-loving boy who is still mourning the death of his mother years earlier, and a beautiful, popular girl whose parents divorced because her father is gay -- try to negotiate the complications of family and peer relationships as they get to know each other after learning that their father and mother are marrying each other.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Divorce; Step parent; Family member death; Gay/Lesbian; divorced parents; step mother; step father; step siblings; death of a mother; gay father
boy and girl
step father and step mother
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2012
Rainbow List, 2012 Young Adult Fiction
Georgia Peach Teen Readers' Choice Award, 2012 - 2013
Tayshas High School Reading List, 2012
moving; relationships; baby sister; music; same sex marriage; death metal music; gymnastics; Christianity
Cook, Trish and Halpin, Brendan, "Notes from the Blender" (2011). Diverse Families. 1315.