Monday, June 18, 2012

Teen Reviewer: Five Flavors of Dumb

Five Flavors of Dumb
By: Antony John
Reviewer: Joanna Upton  *****

“Don’t worry about wanting to change; start worrying when you don’t feel like changing anymore. And in the meantime, enjoy every version of yourself you ever meet, because not everybody who discovers their true identity likes what they find.” 

Description from Goodreads:

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.

Joanna's Review: (Contains mild spoilers)

Piper is my favorite person in the book, because she is just like me in different ways. Her personality, her attitude. I would read it again, because it was a great book. I wish there were more like it in the Eliot Rosewater books. My favorite part of the book is when they play the gig and the audience loved it. All the teens should read Five Flavors of Dumb; if you have a hidden talent, read it. I recommend it. Teens will love this book if they like emotionally great books. My least favorite part of the book is when Josh and Kallie broke up and started to fight and Kallie left. Read this book if you like raw, fresh, funny, and authentic books. I love this book so much I want to read it again. I think this book was awesome. If you read this book, I'm sure you will enjoy it as much as I did. I give this book 5 stars.

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