Monday, June 28

Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly

Summary: Sixteen-year-old, music- and sound design-obsessed Drea doesn’t have friends. She has, as she’s often reminded, issues. Drea’s mom and a rotating band of psychiatrists have settled on “a touch of Asperger’s.”

Having just moved to the latest in a string of new towns, Drea meets two other outsiders. And Naomi and Justin seem to actually like Drea. The three of them form a band after an impromptu, Portishead-comparison-worthy jam after school. Justin swiftly challenges not only Drea’s preference for Poe over Black Lab but also her perceived inability to connect with another person. Justin, against all odds, may even like like Drea.

It’s obvious that Drea can’t hide behind her sound equipment anymore. But just when she’s found not one but two true friends, can she stand to lose one of them?

My Thoughts: A great debut novel from Tara Kelly! We meet Drea who is just a girl who longs to be normal, she despises seeing shrinks, she just wants to be who she is without the constant reminder that she has Asperger's. Drea moves to a new town and she meets her neighbor Naomi who is best described in my mind as creative. She than starts school and meets Justin who she is instantly drawn too. He really likes Drea, you can tell from the get go. The 3 of them start to form a band and you can see how their relationship matures between the 3 of them. I really felt like I knew all the characters. Drea and Justin just had this bond that was amazing and he understood her even when she was tough to be around. This was such an interesting read, I won't say much or else I will give away the whole book but this is an emotional captivating book that will you remember. There were parts that had me smiling and others that had me crying.

Overall: Loved it. Such an amazing story from a debut author. I will read anything else she writes!

Cover: The cover is neat. Its a lot prettier in person than the pictures I find online.

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Jan von Harz said...

Sound very enticing, I love this type of story. Definitely one I will be looking for Thanks for the review

Unknown said...

Definitely sounds intriguing. I love the cover. This book is being added to my want list.

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Great review! I need to get ahold of this one and love the cover!

kalea_kane said...

Sounds great. You described it in a very appealing way, and I think I am going to have to add this to my list! Thanks for sharing.


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