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How You Ruined My Life

Jeff Strand


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Digital Audiobook (4/2/2018)
MP3 CD (4/3/2018)
Compact Disc (4/3/2018)
Compact Disc (4/3/2018)


A new hilarious novel from the author of The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever and Stranger Things Have Happened.

Rod's life doesn't suck. If you ask him, it's pretty awesome. He may not be popular, but he and his best friends play in a band that has a standing gig. Yeah, it's Monday night and they don't get paid, but they can turn the volume up as loud as they want. And Rod's girlfriend is hot, smart, and believes in their band—believes in Rod. Aside from a winning lottery ticket, what more could he ask for?

Answer: A different cousin. When Rod's scheming, two-faced cousin Blake moves in for the semester, Rod tries to keep calm. Blake seems to have everyone else fooled with good manners and suave smile, except Rod knows better. Blake is taking over his room, taking over his band, taking over his life! But Rod's not about to give up without a fight. Game on. May the best prankster win…

Praise For How You Ruined My Life

"Strand (Stranger Things Have Happened) has a keen ear for dialogue and character interaction" — Publishers Weekly

"Witty dialogue, ridiculous yet believable situations, and just the right note of self-deprecating introspection make this a perfect book for reluctant readers as well as those who are just not in the mood for angsty YA novels." — School Library Journal

"A family drama guaranteed to keep readers laughing." — Booklist

"Rod serves as an unreliable, yet comical narrator in this amusing novel about family, jealousy, and social class The reader will feel engaged in the story, as Strand includes numerous parenthetical asides. Musicians will enjoy and relate to this title, as Rod deals with the trials and tribulations of having bandmates." — VOYA Magazine

"Strand writes with humor perfect for young teen readers looking for entertainment." — VOYA Magazine, Teen Review

Sourcebooks Fire, 9781492662020, 320pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2018

About the Author

JEFF STRAND lives in Tampa, Florida, and doesn’t believe in voodoo. But he still thinks you should carry a doll around, go up to people you don’t like, and chuckle while you jab it with pins, just to make them squirm. Poke around his gleefully macabre website at