Rory is only seventeen years old and six months removed from his friends in Nashville, Tennessee when he receives the news that his best friend Christopher has died—and worse yet, he has been hand selected to deliver Christopher’s eulogy. Over the course of one weekend Rory must confront his fears of public speaking, falling in love, growing up, and losing a sense of what he calls home. Wrought with emotion, and fueled by teenaged doubt, friendship, and punk rock music—The B-Side Diaries unravels the truths about not only what it means to lose a close friend, but also the truths about what it means to be a teenager. Told through diary-like confessions from Rory’s perspective, The B-Side Diaries is written in a faux-memoir style, that pulls the reader into the mind of a teenager sorting out his life, and coming to grips with his loss of innocence.
Think “The Big Chill” for teenagers meets Fat Kid Rules the World.
About the Author
Brian Joyce is the debut author of punk-inspired coming of age YA novel, THE B-SIDE DIARIES, which is book one of his YA faux-memoir trilogy series. When not writing, he can be found rolling around in the backyard with his two boys, going for a run, whistling a tune, or daydreaming with his head in the clouds. Prior to writing THE B-SIDE DIARIES, Brian spent the better part of a decade writing/touring in punk rock and indie bands, which finds it way into THE B-SIDE DIARIES. He is a graduate of Rhode Island College, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and History. He lives outside of Providence, Rhode Island with his wife, their two boys, and a cat with no depth perception.