This is a book I only recently stumbled upon and sounds like something I’m really interested in. I am learning I really like books that talk about identity and how to navigate and discover yours while living in a society that wants us to all be the same.
Trapped in sunny, stifling, small-town suburbia, seventeen-year-old Morgan knows why she’s in therapy. She can’t count the number of times she’s been the only non-white person at the sleepover, been teased for her “weird” outfits, and been told she’s not “really” black. Also, she’s spent most of her summer crying in bed. So there’s that, too.Who Put This Song On? Synopsis
Lately, it feels like the whole world is listening to the same terrible track on repeat—and it’s telling them how to feel, who to vote for, what to believe. Morgan wonders, when can she turn this song off and begin living for herself?
Life may be a never-ending hamster wheel of agony, but Morgan finds her crew of fellow outcasts, blasts music like there’s no tomorrow, discovers what being black means to her, and finally puts her mental health first. She decides that, no matter what, she will always be intense, ridiculous, passionate, and sometimes hilarious. After all, darkness doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Darkness is just real.
This sounds so good and interesting, I love the metaphor of the world listening to the same song. Overall this book has strong Lizzo vibes and I’m so very in!
Who Put This Song On? by Morgan Parker will be released on the 24th of September 2019 from Delacorte Press. You can purchase your own copy at Amazon, Book Depository, Mighty Ape, Booktopia or wherever you like to purchase books.
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