Sometimes you read a book and you’re so jealous that you didn’t write it. The Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John published by Dial Books is one of those books. Piper becomes the manager of her local high school rock band. There is only one problem. Piper is deaf and the band’s name is Dumb. How do you manage a band you can’t hear? In this funny and sweet story you find out why Piper was the best choice for the job. You would think that that would be her biggest problem, but it isn’t. The Five Flavors of Dumb is really more about all of our perceptions of who we think people are or should be. It’s also about assumptions people make about us based on looks, money, clothes and disabilities. But mostly it’s about Piper - a funny, smart, amazing heroine.
Piper’s story is also a love story. The best kind. With a happy ending.
Pick up this YA novel today. I promise you will not regret it.
“Is it possible for a functionally deaf girl to successfully manage a band whose music she can't hear? Piper has lived in the background most of her life until an unexpected moment of cockiness leads her to offer to get Dumb -- a mediocre high school band -- a paying job within one month. This turns her world upside down, threatening -- and promising -- to change everything. It is impossible not to root for both Piper and Dumb in this absolutely wonderful novel!”
— Melissa Posten, Pudd'nhead Books, Webster Groves, MO