All the Wrong Chords

By Christine Hurley Deriso

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Scarlett Stiles is desperate for a change of scenery after her older brother, Liam, dies of a drug overdose. But spending the summer with her grandfather wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. Luckily, Scarlett finds something to keep her busy—a local rock band looking for a guitarist. Even though playing guitar has been hard since Liam died, Scarlett can’t pass on an opportunity like this, and she can’t take her eyes off the band’s hot lead singer either. Is real happiness just around the corner? Or will she always be haunted by her brother’s death?

About the Author

Christine Hurley Deriso is an award-winning author of YA novels, including Tragedy Girl, Thirty Sunsets, and Then I Met My Sister. She has also contributed to Ladies’ Home Journal, Parents, and other national magazines. She lives and writes in South Carolina. Visit her online at

  • Paperback ISBN: 9781635830101
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781635830118
  • Interest Age: from 12 to 18 years
  • Paperback dimensions: 5.25 x 8 in
  • Publication date: Dec 12, 2017
  • Rights/Sales territory: Worldwide
  • Format: Paperback | Ebook
  • Pages: 280
  • Imprint: Flux
  • Subjects:
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Siblings
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Performing Arts / Music
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary

Reviews of All the Wrong Chords:

"The story touches on the timely topic of opioid addiction while maintaining a swift and light narrative flow." —Kirkus Reviews

"Scarlett’s interactions with her family and community are fresh and believable. Fans of Alecia Whitaker’s Wildflower series will like this blend of tentative romance, music, and family." —Booklist

“Hurley Deriso skillfully handles the delicate topic of drug addiction, humanizing this national epidemic while also creating a believable and breezy love story.”—School Library Journal

"Provides a realistic example of the effects of the national opioid crisis without using a heavy hand."—VOYA

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