Back in August, EW announced Me and Earl and the Dying Girl author Jesse Andrews’ next project, a YA novel called The Haters, inspired by his own experiences fronting a band and touring. Now, we’re excited to reveal The Haters‘ adorably forlorn cover.
“The Haters has some of the generalities of band experiences that I’ve had—the camaraderie, the grubbiness, the outsized collective ambitions and frequent painful collisions with reality—but very few of the specifics,” Andrews said of the way his life informed the book. “I guess it was a way for me to take some of my experiences to their logical crazy extremes.”
Here’s the official description of The Haters:
For Wes and his best friend, Corey, jazz camp turns out to be lame. It’s pretty much all dudes talking in Jazz Voice. But then they jam with Ash, a charismatic girl with an unusual sound, and the three just click. It’s three and a half hours of pure musical magic, and Ash makes a decision: They need to hit the road. Because the road, not summer camp, is where bands get good. Before Wes and Corey know it, they’re in Ash’s SUV heading south, and The Haters Summer of Hate Tour has begun.
The Haters hits shelves on April 5, 2016.