"Love Will Tear us Apart is like flipping through a high-school yearbook in hell, told with amazingly lyrical compassion…Rainone digs into the despair behind the songs but also the desire behind the despair"
—Rob Sheffield, author of Love is A Mix Tape
“Love Will Tear Us Apart dazzles on an astonishing number of levels….The execution is relentlessly entertaining, glittering with so many great lines that you eventually stop underlining.”
—Josh Bazell, author of the New York Times bestseller Beat the Reaper
“Sexy, funny, and bittersweet, this is a terrific novel about the extraordinary lives of ordinary kids–and about the music that made them who they are.”
—Alicia Erian, author of the New York Times Notable Book Towelhead