Hmms. This wasn't quite what I expected, and that was both good and bad--good, because a lot of fun, unexpected elements came up, but bad, because it was more of an emotional rollercoaster than I'd anticipated, and I don't tend to enjoy the emotional rollercoaster type thing. Most music books are about the rise to fame, and the following crash and burn, you know? But this book wasn't supposed to have the rise to fame--so I didn't anticipate the crash and burn. It reminded me an awful lot of AUDREY, WAIT!
However, the plot was interesting, the characters kept surprising me, and for a book about a girl who can't hear well, it did a great job of making me appreciate music. Definitely worth the read.