By Isabella Biedenharn
Updated September 21, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT

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 toreveal 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:

The Haters hits shelves on April 5, 2016.