Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday (9)

So this week is a tenner. I'm starting to really love tenners. I just look the site for ages. XD There's so many great sounding books, it was difficult to choose. This week, however, I chose:

Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly

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 who has a comeback for every snide remark she makes. If she has 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'. Then Justin reveals a disturbing secret about his past, and Naomi runs away with her drug dealer ex-boyfriend--a guy she swore she'd cut out of her life. When Drea finds Naomi unconscious in an abandoned house, she questions what 'normal' really means.

Once again, no cover. :( Although there is a pretend cover that Tara Kelly made herself to look at in the mean time. To see it, just go to Tara Kelly's livejournal.

Why do I want this book? Many reasons. Drea sounds like an amazing character- different, bluntly honest with no filter, socially inadequate. Bands and music books are great too. So combine a character like Drea with music and I'm completely on board. Come on, what's not to love? It sounds so great!

And of course, Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. Wow! Thank you so much :) Yay for music lovers!

    -Tara Kelly

  2. You're right, this book does sound intriguing. Thanks for mentioning it!

  3. That's so weird! Tara Kelly is my cousin's name!!!



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