Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly comes out on May 25th 2010.

Doctors have pinned 16-year-old Drea Horvath with everything from ADHD to Asperger’s Syndrome. She has an obsession with sound design, a tendency to blurt out whatever she’s thinking, and a problem making friends, but likes to think of this as following her own rhythm in a confusing world.

Drea is hesitant to befriend purple-haired Naomi Quinn, her teenage neighbor with a kamikaze personality. But Naomi is the first person to treat her like she isn’t a world class dork. Then there’s Justin Rocca, the persistent boy in her film class. If she’s learned anything from her mom, it’s that boys are trouble.

Still, Drea bonds with both of them when she discovers Naomi’s love for drums and Justin’s piano prodigy status, and the three form a trip-hop band. Fearing that her new friends will find out about her disabilities, Drea makes up stories about boyfriends she never had–all in an effort to seem ‘normal’. But Naomi and Justin have issues of their own. And Drea starts to question what ‘normal’ really means.

I've always thought it would be fun to start my own band. I never will, though. The tendency to freeze up when in front of large groups of people is one that I have yet to conquer. I tend to enjoy books that question what "normal" means.I actually did what Drea did one time. I was on vacation, and I told a few people I had a boyfriend in order to be as seemingly mature as they were. I am so glad I'm starting to get over that phase. I still don't have a boyfriend, but I'm totally okay with that now. I absolutely love the cover! String instuments are my favorite.

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