Truly Madly Deadly is an edge-of-your-seat thriller about love, obsession and murder. Sawyer Dodd has it all. She's a star track athlete, choir soloist, and A-student. And her boyfriend is the handsome all-star Kevin Anderson. But behind the medals, prom pictures, and perfect smiles, Sawyer finds herself trapped in a controlling, abusive relationship with Kevin.
When he dies in a drunk-driving accident, Sawyer is secretly relieved. She's free. Until she opens her locker and finds a mysterious letter signed by "an admirer" and printed with two simple words: "You're welcome."
And in celebration of this one day deal, I have the play list from the author along with some descriptions of why she choose those songs for her book! I love a good book playlist, so here goes...
There is so much emotion in TRULY, MADLY, DEADLY that the playlist had to reflect the same. Love, danger, terror – the book is packed with it and the playlist is, too!
1. Aftermath Lifehouse
2. My Song Knows What You Did in the Dark Fallout Boy
3. Time-Bomb All Time Low
4. Fighter The Fray
5. Ready Set Go Outasight
6. Nobody Listen Lifehouse
7. Flagpole Sitta Harvey Danger
8. Run Don’t Walk Hey Monday
9. If I Lose Myself Tonight One Republic
10. Hey Beautiful Seven Foot Wave
11. Stuck In The Middle Boys Like Girls
12. Brave Sara Bareilles
Aftermath is slow and a little dark; it reminds me of Kevin’s funeral. The lyrics, “If we can make it through the storm/become who we were before/promise me we’ll never look back,” haunt Sawyer as she walks up the Anderson’s stairs.
Besides being the best song title ever, My Song Knows What You Did in the Dark fits Sawyer and Kevin’s dangerous relationship. Sawyer walks down the hill the night of Kevin’s death. His words are drowned out by the pulse of this song – “So light ‘em up, up, up/Light ‘em up, up, up/I’m on fire.”
Time Bomb – “it was like a time bomb set into motion” – is Maggie’s and Sawyer’s first run-in, that Monday after the funeral.
I imagine Lucas looking so forlorn as he walks down the hall – I hear Fighter playing behind him: “Maybe we were meant to be lonely, lonely/maybe we were meant to be on our own.”
Ready Set Go is upbeat and fun, the perfect getting ready for the game song.
Sawyer’s run in with Mr. Hanson is intense – Nobody Listen – intense. “Everybody talk/Nobody listen/Nobody listen…”
Sawyer runs to the beat of Flagpole Sitta. Can’t you just hear her sneakers pounding out, “paranoia, paranoia/everyone is coming to get me/just say you never met me”?
Sawyer reads the second note with trembling breath, and the song Run Don’t Walk pulses through the hallway.
If I Lose Myself Tonight and Hey Beautiful filter out of a house party – calm, sweet lyrics before the storm.
Sawyer’s father drags her home and she’s terrified, looking over the destruction of her new baby sister’s nursery. She hears Stuck In The Middle, the words, “I know things’ll get better/Hold it together/Take your time.”
Finally, during the last few paragraphs, we hear Brave: “I wonder what would happen/if you say what you want to say/and let the words fall out/Honestly/I want to see you brave.”
The baby’s nursery
Stuck In the Middle Boys Like Girls
I know things’ll get better
Hold it together
Take your time
Stuck in the middle
Brave Sara Bareilles
I wonder what would happen
If you say what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly, I want to see you be brave
The second note
Nobody Listen Lifehouse
Wipe Your Eyes Maroon Five
Better With You Kris Allen
Shouldn’t Come Back Demi Lovato
I Choose U Timeflies
Ready Set Go Outasight (the football game)
Time-Bomb All Time Low
Run, Don’t Walk Hey Monday
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