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Tone Deaf

Tone Deaf
 

Ali Collins was a child piano prodigy until a brain tumor caused her to lose her hearing, and now, after meeting Jace, the lead singer of Tone Deaf, her musical and romantic possiblities increase.

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ISBN 9781634507073
Barcode 9781634507073
Published 3 May 2016 by Skyhorse Publishing
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Rivers, Olivia
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ISBN-13 9781634507073
ISBN-10 163450707X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Imprint Skyhorse Publishing
Publication Date 3 May 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rivers, Olivia
Category Teenage Romance
Disability & Illness
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 408g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Love, Musicians, Music, Deaf, Romance fiction
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 725489

Description of this Book

For child prodigy Ali Collins, music was life. All that changes when a brain tumor lands her in a silent nightmare, controlled by her physically abusive father and the deafness she ll never get used to. When Ali accidentally wins a backstage tour with the chart-topping band Tone Deaf, she reluctantly accepts the prize, only to be kicked out. Jace Beckett, the lead singer of the pop-punk band, refuses to even speak to Ali because she is deaf. Ali threatens to report Jace s discrimination, but ends up agreeing to keep quiet in exchange for money. With a bit of cash, she can escape to New York and get away from her father. Then Jace notices her fresh bruises and changes the offer, claiming he ll use his influence and connections to help Ali escape. But even when Jace reveals a baffling fluency in American Sign Language, she can t bring herself to trust him. When Ali s dad crosses a new line, she s driven to accept Jace s offer despite her fears. Soon she s traveling cross-country, hidden away in Jace s RV as the band finishes their nation-wide tour. As weeks pass, the members of Tone Deaf start to resemble a quirky little family. Then there's Jace. Ali can't figure out his mood swings, but she knows she s falling for the passionate and secretive musician. Jace s hardened attitude melts away more with every mile they travel, and Ali finds herself ever closer to understanding his attitude towards the deaf. But when tragedy strikes, Ali must decide between walking away from Tone Deaf, or sacrificing her freedom to save Jace and his band.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Much like its hero, Tone Deaf's flashy, rock-star exterior surrounds a sweet, vulnerable soul that made it impossible to put down. It is equal parts fun and touching, with a dash of humor and lot of heart. The friendships, as well as the romance, have intense, believable chemistry, and with a giant pitbull named 'Cuddles' thrown in the mix, I was in love! With good music, good friends, and the tender discovery of two kindred souls, I was rooting for Jace and Ali the whole time. -Laura Lee Anderson, author of Song of Summer

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Author's Bio

Olivia Rivers is a hybrid author with a passion for young adult fiction. As a certified geek, she enjoys experimenting with new publishing technologies, and her online serials have received more than one million hits on Wattpad.com. When she's not writing, Rivers works as a freelance digital artist and assists at a literary agency. She resides in Northern California. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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