Unlike my other book playlists, instead of dedicating a mix to an entire book, this one is actually just for my son, Neil Josten (he deservED BETTER @ Nora Sakavic). Ahem. Anyway.
At this point, y’all have my explicit permission to roll your eyes and pray for/curse me for mentioning The Foxhole Court yet again but you know what? I’m unapologetic and I have officially given up on myself so DEAL WITH IT because I’m not going to shut up about these books anytime soon.
pls don’t leave.
Honestly, though, I really did think that I was over my TFC Hangover™… and now that my exams are going to begin in less than 5 days*, instead of studying, I keep rereading parts of the entire trilogy and someone needs to smack me right now and tell me to get my shit together (yes, mom, I said it).
*I am simultaneously panicking and not giving a shit and regret will be etched into the fabric of my very being a day before the exam but haha. everything is. fine. *grits teeth*
But something productive did come out of my terrible decisions and that’s this new mix! Yes! I clearly don’t know the meaning of ‘productive’!
Also, isn’t I’m Fine the perfect name for a Neil Josten playlist? (Sobs quietly). The kid could be in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, fighting tooth and nail and getting torn apart nerve by nerve** and still manage to say, “I’m fine.”
Basically, a summary of All For The Games trilogy:
Neil, taking his last breath: I’m fine.
The Foxes: you stupid garbage child eat some fucking ice cream and sit still while each of us hugs you one by one.
** I sincerely don’t know why zombies would do that but go with it.
I’m Fine|A Neil Josten Mix
Between you and me, Neil, I don’t think you’ve ever been fine.”
fix me // ten years
family traditions // senses fail
i bet my life // imagine dragons
nicotine // panic! at the disco
the beach // the neighbourhood
moment // nate ruess
fall away // twenty one pilots
whatever it takes // imagine dragons
where you belong // kari kimmel
P.S. I’m positive Neil would actually dedicate and sing I Bet My Life to Exy because a) that’s hilarious and b). it is also very accurate once you know the lyrics and c). someone needs to help me, I’m obsessed.
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