Five Flavors of Dumb by: Antony John

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I just recently finished reading Five Flavors of Dumb by: Antony John. John’s novel is a realistic fiction book that is about a girl finally finding out who she really is and what she 's really made of. Despite the fact that Piper, the main protagonist, is deaf, she never gives up on what she believes in. The novel mainly focuses on the problems that a deaf Piper faces while trying to manage a rock band. Not only does the story project her problem dealing with the band, Dumb, but it also shows the challenges she has to face at home. Five Flavors of Dumb displays Piper’s struggles with her family in a great way. Piper and her baby sister, Grace, are the only ones who are deaf in their family until her parents give Grace an expensive…show more content…
I guess what all these characters have in common is that they were all real and sincere and that you could find these traits and stories in everyday people. “Don’t worry about wanting to change; start worrying when you don’t feel like changing anymore. And in the meantime, enjoy every version of yourself you ever meet, because not everybody who discovers their true identity likes what they find.” This has to be my most favorite quote that I 've seen in a novel before. It was just so profound and speaks to everyone that I couldn 't help but like it. To me, it means that no matter what you’ll change and that you should enjoy these changes in yourself because sooner or later you’ll have to stop, and you may not like the way you end up. Five Flavors of Dumb is one of the greatest books I 've read; probably in my top five. It 's interesting to see music through a deaf person. Like for instance, how she has to feel the beat of the music or how she has to read their lips to know what they are saying is quite cool. I liked how John was able to create writing that makes you feel like you are there with the characters experiencing all their problems and success. John made this story not seem like another boring coming of age story but a unique one with an amazing plot and characters with great back stories. After reading Five Flavors of Dumb, it
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