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Harmonic Feedback
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May 25, 2010
ISBN
080509010X
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Sixteen-year-old Drea is passionate about her music. She doesn't have many friends and it doesn't help that her mother tells others that she has 'issues' and a slight touch of Asbergers. Drea hates this as she wants to be known for who she is and not by a label.

Drea is also used to being dragged from town to town by her mother. The latest stop is her Grandmother's house which is a step up from being homeless. But here Drea meets Naomi, a fellow outsider who seems interested in her. Then at her new school she runs into Justin, someone else who seems intrigued by her.

Naomi suggests they form a band. Drea can no longer hide behind her sound equipment. But as she slowly lets her guard down, one fear continues to nag at her. What happens if both Naomi and Justin find out about her 'issues'? Will they still like her? Is this something she wants to chance?

I totally LOVED Drea. She's real and honest about the world around her. For example she doesn't get why people smile and act like everything is ok when in reality that's further than the truth. Drea hates being labeled by acronyms like ADHD but instead wants to be known for who she is, someone who's passionate about her music.

I loved how the author gives us a character and let's us get a glimpse of her world. Since my own son has ADHD, I asked him if some of what Drea felt were similar to what he deals with. He totally agreed. Finally a character that doesn't show ADHD or Asperger's as the Rain Man character.

This book isn't per say about ADHD or Asperger's but rather about relationships and how painful it can be to open up and take chances. I loved how the author develops the relationships between the main characters. All three at first hide behind masks of their own and aren't really that different.

Drea's journey is at times blunt but also heartfelt and honest. Believe me, you'll love Drea as much as I did! Her journey is something you won't want to miss. A must read!
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Harmonic Feedback
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Some books need a sequel, but this one really doesn't. If you hate waiting for the rest of the series to come out so that you can finish the story, this is a good book for you.
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From the beginning, I fell in love with Drea and this story! Everything seemed so real and familiar, like Drea could live next door. The book had twists and turns that mimic the kind that happen in real life, and every bit of the book had me aching to keep reading. I read it cover to cover, and then started all over again as soon as I hit the back page. I don't usually cry in books, no matter how sad they are. But one certain page in my copy has tear stains from every single time I read that page. I recommend this book to writers, musicians, dreamers and anybody who loves to experience pure emotion.
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