Sunday, January 23, 2011

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John

The Challenge: Piper has one month to get the rock band Dumb a paying gig.

The Deal: If she does it, Piper will become the band's manager and get her share of the profits.

The Catch: How can Piper possibly manage one egomaniacal pretty boy, one talentless piece of eye candy, one crush, one silent rocker, and one angry girl? And how can she do it when she's deaf?

Piper can't hear Dumb's music, but with growing self-confidence, a budding romance, and a new understanding of the decision her family made to buy a cochlear implant for her deaf baby sister, she discovers her own inner rock star and what it truly means to be a flavor of Dumb.

I was really surprised how much I liked this book. I hadn’t heard much about it so when I was asked if I wanted to get it for review, I was really interested in the story. First of all- this is not a plot that you would expect. The plot is incredibly original with the main character being a deaf manager of a band. I read this book in a quick two-sittings. Some of you may know this, but I love music. And I love YA books involving music. Five Flavors of Dumb hit my love of music right on the nose and made my reading experience fun and enjoyable.
The cover of this book I don’t feel represents the novel well. When I saw the cover, I cringed. But the book isn’t at all cringe-worthy.
I think that Five Flavors of Dumb is a book that everybody should read. Watching Piper’s journey is amazing and fun to read about. I highly recommend this book.

FTC- Publisher.

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