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Five Flavors of Dumb

Five Flavors of Dumb

by Antony John
Smart, Funny, and Realistic Fiction for the Rock Star Inside Everyone

Surprising and inspiring, this award-winning book is more than just a great concept; it's an unforgettable story about an unstoppable girl. Piper has one month to get the rock band Dumb a paying gig or she can kiss her college aspirations good-bye. It's not going to be easy. The band members — an egomaniacal pretty boy, a talentless piece of eye candy, a silent rocker, an angry girl, and the boy she has a crush on — leave a little to be desired. Besides that, Piper has her own problems. One, she's severely hearing impaired. Two, her parents just spent all their savings on getting her baby sister a cochlear hearing implant. Piper might not be able to hear music, but that doesn't mean that she can't discover her own rock star!

This title contains mature language and subject matter and may not be appropriate for every student.

Winner of the 2011 Schneider Family Book Award for Teens Ages 13 - 18

Ages
13, 18
Interest Level
Grades 8 - 12
Lexile Measure
890L
DRA
N/A
Guided Reading
Z+
Publisher
PRICE, STERN, AND SLOAN PUBLISHERS, INC
Number of Pages
352
Genre
Realistic Fiction, Young Adult

About the Author

Antony John Antony John is the author of "Five Flavors of Dumb."

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