By Antony John
Piper is a seventeen-year-old highschool senior, and she's simply been challenged to get her school's super-popular rock band, Dumb, a paying gig. The trap? Piper is deaf. Can she deal with a band with 5 wildly various musicians, nurture a budding romance, and notice her personal internal rock superstar, notwithstanding she cannot pay attention Dumb's music?
"Complex characterizations, actual discussion and life like ups-and-downs provide this identify chart-topping potential." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"I enjoyed it and laughed out loud. Hilarious and so shrewdpermanent. Dumb proves that everybody, it doesn't matter what, merits to be heard." - Catherine Gilbert Murdock, writer of Dairy Queen
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Despite that, I could tell by their relaxed demeanor that the music Dumb was producing wasn’t chaotic or mistake-prone at all. It was as if Ed had unleashed them on the previously peaceful kingdom of A minor, and they were laying claim to it for themselves. As they gave a final rendition of “Let Go, I Feel Crappy,” which was loud and pissed enough to sound vaguely impressive from where I stood a safe distance away, it was obvious that Dumb had taken a giant leap forward in only one rehearsal. As long as Ed was around, there was cause for optimism.
I asked finally. I knew it would make Mom uncomfortable, but I needed her to acknowledge there was another side to all this. I don’t know. Your grandparents were proud of Deaf culture, but it was difficult for me to be an only child in a house of deaf parents. Sometimes they seemed frustrated at me for being able to hear, like it made things easy for me. thing I knew this, of course. She’d been telling me the same thing for years. But surely I was even more demanding than my grandparents had been.
I’ve heard them too. ” “No. ” “Hello. I’m sitting right here,” I groaned. It happened all the time, Dad talking about me as if I weren’t sitting next to him. “Yeah, I’m serious,” said Finn. “She told them . . ” Dad nodded, but his fork hung in midair. ” I couldn’t believe Dad said that, and neither could Mom. “Piper can do anything she wants to,” snapped Mom, repeating her favorite phrase like a mantra. “I know that, honey. ” That got me absolutely seething. “Well, I think it’s great, Piper,” Mom interjected.