Marley, a junior in high school that has an unusual after school job as a DJ. He can mix songs on the fly, creating new music and soon becomes in demand. He also must balance his new career with caring for his heroin addicted mother while keeping up his scholarship to a private prep school. He tries desperately to hold it all together and at the same time trying to make a better life for his family. I don’t know much about the DJ world, but the descriptions in this book are so fascinating. Love Maia does a wonderful job creating this world and the characters that populate it are complex while easy to connect with. I was almost in tears a few times while reading this. I just felt heartbroken for Marley and all that he had to deal with. At the same time, his smart mouth had me laughing a bit with his banter. Maia is a new author to watch!
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