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Monday, November 7, 2011

Harmonic Feedback

Young Adult Fiction

VG/A Kelly, Tara. Harmonic Feedback. Henry Holt. ISBN: 978-0-8050-9010-9. 280 p.; $16.99. 2010

Sixteen-year-old Drea moved into her grandmother’s with her mother. She encounters two other new students – Justin and Naomi. Naomi lives across the street and they became instant friends because they are both passionate about music. The three of them decide to form a band and perform. Each of the three characters has their share of troubles. Naomi is a drug addict, Drea has Asperger’s Syndrome, and Justin has a violent past. However the three of them developed friendship, love and determination to start over. Readers will find this novel very heart warming and heart breaking at the same time. Seeing how Naomi continues to struggle with her drug addition and later died from overdose and Drea overcome her illness of Asperger’s Syndrome and began a love relationship with Justin. Dora Ho – Los Angeles Public Library

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