Wednesday, September 30, 2009
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
Release date: May 25th 2010 by Henry Holt and Co.
Drea is hesitant to befriend purple-haired Naomi, her teenage neighbor with a kamikaze personality. But Naomi is the first person to treat her like she isn’t a world class dork. Then there’s Justin, the sexy and persistent boy in her film class. If she’s learned anything from her mom, it’s that boys are trouble.
When Drea discovers Naomi’s love for drums and Justin’s piano prodigy status, the three form a trip-hop band and a friendship that will challenge everything Drea thought she knew about herself and the world around her.
What a refreshing cover, literally! Not many books have broached the ADHD or Asperger's Syndrome topics. I'm glad that this one is. I've known some elementary kids with one or both of those diagnosis, and I've often wondered how they will cope as teenagers. Will they have friends or will others think they're weird? I'm anxious to see how this storyline plays out.