Tune It Out

Tune It Out

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Twelve-year-old Lou Montgomery's life has been centered on her mother's terrifying plan to make her a singing star, but a crisis reveals Lou's sensory processing disorder and people determined to help her address it.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2020]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781534457003
Characteristics: 275 pages ; 22 cm


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IndyPL_BethP Feb 03, 2021

Lou, a shy sixth grader, is eeking out an existence with her mom in Lake Tahoe. While she has a beautiful voice, Lou also can't stand to be the center of attention, and also hates crowds, people touching her, and loud noises. A car accident leads to Lou being sent to live with her Aunt Ginger and Uncle Dan, putting an end to her "regular" life, and also allowing her to return to a regular school, where she finally can put a name on her behavior - Sensory Processing Disorder. This book has many great characters, and also sheds light on a condition shared by many preteens and teens.

Feb 01, 2021

A great, quick read. I loved Lou's flourishing relationship with her aunt and uncle as well as Well. I had never heard of a Sensory Processing Disorder but this book explained it really well.

Oct 17, 2020

Five sparkly, sensory-aware stars for this new book from the author of "Roll With It." Jamie Sumner, you have done it again! A girl who is being replanted with additional challenges learns to shine and grow in a new place -- with the help of some fantastic supporting characters. Lou is such a lovable girl and you can't help but empathize with her and the land mines that lurk for someone with SPD. Thank you to Jamie Sumner for bringing this condition out into the light of middle grade lit so that other kids have a window into life with the challenges that go along with it. The more you know, the more you know. I hope to see this one on the Newbery list of nominees in 2021.

OPL_KrisC Sep 22, 2020

A moving look at a young girl who has a sensory processing disorder and who is forced to live with relatives after an incident happens that causes her to be taken away from her mother. For fans of Dusti Bowling.


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OPL_KrisC Sep 22, 2020

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"How do you explain to someone who's never gone without food for more than a couple of hours what it's like to be hungry for months? To always be looking at the leftovers on strangers' plates? To feel that gnawing in your belly and then, eventually, not to feel it at all? (p 137)


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