24-Hour Readathon Mini-challenge: Book Score/Soundtrack

This mini-challenge is from I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read.

Here’s what I’m doing:

Choose a song (sung or instrumental) that represents a chapter that you are currently reading or have read during the read-a-thon thus far. If the book was turned into a movie, and this chapter was shown, what music would you want in the background to convey the emotion or environment.

 The book I’m reading is:

Without Sin by J. Tomas (Prizm 2008)
Summary: 16-year-old Jacob Smithson has quite a temper. He’s picked on by other kids because he likes boys, and recent fighting has kicked him out of public school. His parents have placed him in the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Boarding School for Boys. It’s at his first mass at St. Thomas where he sees Avery Dendritch, a senior who serves as altar boy during the service. When they meet, the attraction between them is hard to deny. The two become fast friends, and as the school year progresses, their friendship deepens into something more. For the first time, Jacob has found a place where he belongs … and someone with whom he’s falling in love. But the other students gossip about their growing relationship, and while Avery can ignore them, Jacob cannot. As the rumors and slurs start up again, can he curb his temper, or will his penchant for fighting get him expelled from St. Thomas, as well?

I myself am not gay but I have no problem reading gay literature. I had a hard time coming up with a good song but I ended up choosing “It’s a Sin by The Pet Shop Boys” for the following reasons:

  1. The title is “It’s a Sin” while the book is “Without Sin.” Close but also opposites.
  2. It’s about being gay although it doesn’t directly say that.
  3. The video shows nuns and Jacob is at a Catholic boarding school with nuns.
  4. This version shows many kids and it’s a boarding school.

It’s actually quite a catchy song.

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.