Five flavors of Dumb / Antony John.

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      Summary: Eighteen-year-old Piper becomes the manager for her classmates' popular rock band, called Dumb, giving her the chance to prove her capabilities to her parents and others, if only she can get the band members to get along.
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      5 flavors of Dumb.
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    • ABNT:
      JOHN, A. Five flavors of Dumb. [s. l.]: Dial Books, 2010. ISBN 9780803734333. Disponível em: Acesso em: 3 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      John A. Five Flavors of Dumb. Dial Books; 2010. Accessed July 3, 2020.
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      John A. Five Flavors of Dumb. Dial Books; 2010. Accessed July 3, 2020.
    • APA:
      John, A. (2010). Five flavors of Dumb. Dial Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      John, Antony. 2010. Five Flavors of Dumb. Dial Books.
    • Harvard:
      John, A. (2010) Five flavors of Dumb. Dial Books. Available at: (Accessed: 3 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      John, A 2010, Five flavors of Dumb, Dial Books, viewed 3 July 2020, .
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      John, Antony. Five Flavors of Dumb. Dial Books, 2010. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      John, Antony. Five Flavors of Dumb. Dial Books, 2010.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      John A. Five flavors of Dumb [Internet]. Dial Books; 2010 [cited 2020 Jul 3]. Available from:


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Spring

Piper, who has a hearing disability, has one month to book gigs and create revenue for the high school band, Dumb. Managing more than just the band, she develops a new outlook on her deafness, her less-than-perfect relationship with her family, and newfound friends. Piper's growing self-confidence is inspirational--as is her atomic pink hair. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2010 October #4

"Seriously, what family with a history of hereditary deafness names their child after the player of a musical instrument?" High school senior Piper, who began to lose her hearing at age six, has mixed feelings about her parents dipping into her college fund to pay for cochlear implants for her hearing-impaired baby sister. But one thing is clear: Piper has to replenish the funds. Opportunity knocks when a disorganized rock band named Dumb invites her to be their manager. However, it soon becomes apparent that the members' egos are more substantial than their talent. In this witty yet thoughtful behind-the-music account of Dumb's journey to semistardom, John (Busted: Confessions of an Accidental Player) creates a series of humorous surprises while demonstrating how Piper's deafness, which is integral to the story and never feels like a gimmick, affects her life and those of her parents and brother, who are equally complex and well-developed characters. Relying on help from unexpected sources, Piper learns important lessons about music and media hype, while growing closer to her family and friends in the process. Ages 12–up. (Nov.)

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