Book Review: Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John

THE CHALLENGE: Piper has one month to get a paying gig for Dumb—the hottest new rock band in school.


THE DEAL: If she does it, she’ll become manager of the band and get her share of the profits, which she desperately needs since her parents raided her college fund.


THE CATCH: Managing one egomaniacal pretty boy, one talentless piece of eye candy, one crush, one silent rocker, and one angry girl who is ready to beat her up. And doing it all when she’s deaf. With growing self-confidence, an unexpected romance, and a new understanding of her family’s decision to buy a cochlear implant for her deaf baby sister, Piper just may discover her own inner rock star.

I honestly didn’t expect to like this book. I only signed up for the Five Flavors of Dumb ARC tour because I took Sign Language in college so a story about a deaf manager of a rock band sounding intriguing.

Since this was an ARC tour book I only had one week to read it and it’s been a busy week. I didn’t even have a chance to open the book until 6 of my 7 reading days had passed. I was waiting for my daughter to get out of dance class last night and by the time she was in the car I was hooked on this book.  There was no way I was going to send it on unfinished.

Antony John created a well written story with quirky, likable characters. A good mix of humor, romance, family drama, music and friendship make this an enjoyable read.

Although I originally thought the book title was a little strange after reading this book I decided it is the perfect title.

Content: Some language including 1 F Bomb

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Source: Miss Holly’s ARC Tour