‘The Haters’ Giveaway: Win Jesse Andrews’s new book + Spotify gift card

It’s no secret that The Young Folks loved Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. So much, in fact, that we are happily teaming up with Abrams Books to give away Me and Earl author Jesse Andrews’s new book, The Haters – along with a couple of cool prizes. Read about The Haters and enter the giveaway below.

TheHatersCOVERAbout the Book

From Jesse Andrews, author of the New York Times bestselling Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and screenwriter of the Sundance award–winning motion picture of the same name, comes a groundbreaking young adult novel about music, love, friendship, and freedom as three young musicians follow a quest to escape the law long enough to play the amazing show they hope (but also doubt) they have in them.

Inspired by the years he spent playing bass in a band himself, The Haters is Jesse Andrews’s road trip adventure about a trio of jazz-camp escapees who, against every realistic expectation, become a band.

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.

In his second novel, Andrews again brings his brilliant and distinctive voice to YA, in the perfect book for music lovers, fans of The Commitments and High Fidelity, or anyone who has ever loved—and hated—a song or a band. This witty, funny coming-of-age novel is contemporary fiction at its best.

JesseAndrewsPHOTOAbout the Author

Jesse Andrews’s debut novel, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, was published to critical acclaim and starred reviews. His adaptation of the book for the big screen won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Jesse is also a musician and screenwriter. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit Jesse at www.jesseandrews.com.


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One (1) winner receives:

  • a copy of The Haters and branded bumper sticker;
  • plus a Spotify premium 3-month subscription gift card.

Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Abrams Books.

How do you enter to win? Enter your name and email in the Rafflecopter application below. Rafflecopter is an application that randomly selects winners. Once you submit your information, it will ask you to complete some tasks. The tasks include tweeting about the sweepstakes, liking “The Young Folks” on Facebook, etc. Just remember that every time you complete a task, you increase your chance of winning! Come back every day to gain more entries.  The contest ends on April 18th at 12:01am EST. Winners will be contacted via email. Good luck!

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Gabrielle is 27 years old and lives in Chicago. She enjoys writing about film, TV, and books, but occasionally writes about music as well. In addition to writing for TheYoungFolks.com, she also the editor-in-chief and a co-founder. In her spare time, she’s either watching more movies and shows or reading more books, while continuously checking Twitter, which she may or may not be addicted to… Feel free to email her your thoughts, ideas and questions.
  • Jameelah

    I loved Me and Earl and the Dying Girl so I’m very excited about The Haters!

  • Jameelah

    The band that I hate to love is Bring Me The Horizon

  • bill norris

    One Direction

  • Terri Irvin


  • Denise M

    Most boy bands throughout my life- One Direction now

  • Kaitlyn


  • Hazel

    That would be the local boy bands such as Chicser :)

  • Emily Smith

    Maroon 5

  • Lindsay Sperling

    One Direction..

  • Erin Ellis


  • Lexi Guardado

    Maroon 5. I do not have anything witty to say.

  • I don’t have any band I would hate to love. It would be different if it was a solo artist though.

  • Starla

    This is awesome! I would have to say Maroon 5 as well! xo

  • Austin Baroudi


  • greentopiaries

    Fall out boy. Thanks for the chance! :)

  • Charlene Elswick

    I guess I would have to say Florida Georgia line I can not stand country but I do find myself on occasion singing along

  • Sheila Cohen


  • Angela

    i hate to love Avenged Sevenfold