BONUS: A Weekend Playlist!
Surprise! I made an unofficial soundtrack for chapters 1-8 of STOP. KISSING. FINN., and you can listen to it on Spotify!
I forget what a skill it is to make a thoughtful playlist and not just rely on an algorithm or download a bunch of songs you maybe wouldn’t mind having on in the background while you exercise/do the dishes/clean your closet.
At first, I was overthinking it a bit.
What song might be playing as Charlie walks into school on her first day of senior year?
What should we hear as Finn and Charlie run through the school parking lot, dodging Rent-a-Cop?
What’s the theme song for Charlie and Jackie’s dissolving friendship?
It’s a fun exercise, and I did choose a few tracks to match specific moments (can you pick them out?). But, ultimately, I picked a variety of songs I liked that seemed to match the tone of these first eight chapters. (And, yes, I know there are two songs by Nicole Atkins. I love her, and you can make your own rules when it’s your playlist.)
So, if you’re looking for a moody mix that’s full of angst and longing (hey, it’s YA!), I’ve done the work for you. Maybe play it while you catch up on the most recent chapter of STOP. KISSING. FINN?
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