Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John

Piper is not the most confident person at her school. She is often off to the side not being noticed by anyone and she is ok with that because she is deaf and doesn't want to draw attention to herself. She can't really explain why she told the school's newly popular rock band Dumb that is was foolish for them to make any appearances without getting paid. Before she knows it, she is given the job of band manager and must get them a paying gig in one month. Being a deaf manager of a rock band is not the problem (although it certainly is a problem for some people like her dad). The problem is dealing with the different personalities of the band members and learning the music business. It is a struggle that may cost everyone a lot including the break up of the band.

Piper is one of those characters that you wish was a real person so you could hang out with her. Since she's not, I recommend reading this book.

Click here to find more info about this book from the Westfield Washington Public Library.


Monday, December 27, 2010

Accomplice by Eireann Corrigan


Finn and Chloe are told that getting accepted by the college of their choice will take more than just good grades and school activities, so they decide to fake Chloe's disappearance to get some attention. The girls carefully planned everything, but even they could not foresee how it would affect each of their families and the whole town as everyone becomes involved in the search for Chloe. Finn, who tells the story, is not sure they can carry it out to the end.

The idea may sound a little hard to believe, but this story is an emotional and suspenseful journey for Finn and anyone who reads it.

Click here to find more info about this book from the Westfield Washington Public Library.