Sixteen-year-old, music- and sound design-obsessed Drea doesn’t have friends. She has, as she’s often reminded, issues. Drea’s mom and a rotating band of psychiatrists have settled on "a touch of Asperger’s.”
Having just moved to the latest in a string of new towns, Drea meets two other outsiders. And Naomi and Justin seem to actually like Drea. The three of them form a ban...more
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I honestly think I damaged a few brain cells trying to decide how to rate this book, and I'm still not sure my choice is correct. But whatever, I can't waste any more time wondering what to do about these books that are really really good for the first three quarters and then just lose it towards the end. It seems like every book I've read is like that lately, some were good enough to keep a high rating regardless (The House of the Scorpion), and others weren't quite as successful (Slated).
Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly falls in that coveted category of hard to put down. This story captured my attention almost immediately and despite a hectic couple of days, I kept running back to this book at every free moment to read more about Drea and her life. Harmonic Feedback really did move me and kept me glued to the pages from beginning to end.
I was pleasantly surprised by the content of the book. It wasn’t until I was about to start reading it did I disco ...more
To be honest I don't like books set to music, which I'm ashamed to admit I thought this was one of them. Hence why it took me so long to read this. Still a couple of friends recommended this to me, so thanks to Nic and Alexa (also for picking it for my challenge).
This book was really something!
Harmonic Feedback is a great story about three friends, self discovery, understanding who you are, who others want to be and what you can do to change your past. It's a ...more
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Sometimes there are books that end up being very different than what I first imagined from reading the book's summary. This book is definitely one of them. I love when that happens because usually it ends up being even better than I imagined. :)
I loved Drea, Justin, and Naomi. They were awesome and good people. I may not have exactly their problems, but I do have my own, and I could easily relate to their characters. When I read the book's summa ...more
Quick Overview: Drea and her mom have just moved from San Francisco to Bellingham, Washington to move in with her hard to please grandmother. Their first day there, a purple haired girl named Naomi from across the street talks to Drea and surprisingly seems to like her, despite the way she acts and her obse ...more
The characters are, far and away, the best part. Drea's t ...more
While the plot is good (the ending took me by suprise), it is the characters that shine. I adore Drea, she is such a unique, straight forward, honest character that inspires you to be a better person. Justin is sweet, gorgeous (@ Kim tattoos and piercings, yummy) and a caring f ...more
Said unique voice is a result of heroine Drea's "touch of Asperger's". In this case, "touch of Asper ...more
It's refreshing and honest and not at all awkward (which I was initially apprehensive about).
At its heart, it's a love story, and a story of friendship and mothers and daughters.
Despite Drea's Aspergers, she's incredibly easy to relate to, to love and to cheer on. It's funny and precious and inspiring.
It's a little heartbreaking, a whole lot eye-opening and completely captivating. Also, Justin, swoon :)
Tara Kelly’s Harmonic Feedback tells the story and struggles of Drea, Justin, and Naomi with raw, straight forward, sparse, no bullshit language and attitude. All three are searching for fre ...more
The greatest thing about this book: the characters and their ...more
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Naomi's character almost took over Drea at some points... I wanted more Drea and less Naomi. N's story was sad and good, but I felt ...more
That makes me sound horribly callous... but perhaps the reason I don't care about these fictional people's real-life problems is because I spend a lot ...more
Within Drea, Tara has created an inspirational and real girl that's unique voice is one that I adored reading. I loved that even though Drea has Asperger's syndrome she was still someone that I, someone who doesn’t have t ...more
It kept me awake because my heart wouldn't stop beating out of my chest the entire time I was reading. I know that's a big cheeseball but that's how I felt. It wasn't because the book was suspenseful or a thriller or scary. I think it was more of anticipation. I kept trying to read faster just to find out what happens next.
I loved this book.
Drea is starting over (yet again) at a new high school. Only this time her ne'er do well and overprotective Mother is moving them into the basement of her no-nonsense, critical Grandmother with whom Drea does not get along.
Her music will become a bridge between Drea ...more
Every once in awhile I'll come across a book that takes me by total surprise. The kind of surprise that reminds me why I love to read so much. Harmonic Feedback did just that. This particular story is written in a voice that is so easy to follow and identify with. I felt myself connecting with Drea from the first few pages and could not walk away until I heard her entire story.
This was my first book to read which touched upon A ...more
I really loved reading this, I couldn't put it down. I don't even think I changed positions once I sat down and started it. I checked it out from the library but I definitely plan to buy my own copy at some point now. This is a book I'll be reading again (and again...and again...).
Drea has ADHD and Asperger's Syndro ...more
Ratings: I give honest ratings, even if I like you. I'm extremely picky with quirky tastes and many books (even well written books) don't connec ...more