Tune It Out

Tune It Out

A 2020 BookExpo Book Buzz Pick From the author of the acclaimed Roll with It comes a moving novel about a girl with a sensory processing disorder who has to find her own voice after her whole world turns upside down. Lou Montgomery has the voice of an angel, or so her mother tells her and anyone else who will listen. But Lou can only hear the fear in her own voice. She?s nev A 2020 BookExpo Book Buzz Pick From the author of the acclaimed Roll with It comes a moving novel about a gi...

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Title:Tune It Out
Author:Jamie Sumner
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:Tune It Out
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Tune It Out Reviews

  • Sharon Layburn
    Jul 25, 2020
    4th&up A girl with sensory processing disorder lives with her single mother who, while loving, cannot seem to keep a roof over their head or food on the table. When things finally come to a head in a disastrous accident, Lou finds herself living with relatives she never knew exist...
  • Lindsay
    Jan 05, 2021
    If I were still teaching, I would absolutely have at least one copy of this book in my classroom! ...
  • Richie Partington
    Sep 09, 2020
    Richie?s Picks: TUNE IT OUT by Jamie Sumner, Atheneum, September 2020, 288p., ISBN: 978-1-5344-5700-3 Driving on snow-covered streets for the first time, on the way to pick up her mother at work, twelve-year-old Louise Montgomery accidentally wrecks the truck in which she and Mom ...
  • Sacha
    Jul 28, 2020
    Thanks to NetGalley and Atheneum for this ARC, which I received in exchange for an honest review. I'll post that review upon publication. Updated 9/1/20 4 stars This is a strong middle grade novel that delivers in the likability of its main character, representation, int...
  • Rebecca
    Apr 20, 2020
    There are not many books for middle grade readers that have truly explored sensory processing disorder. Tune It Out does that and more! Lou and her mom live in a truck at a campsite. Mom can't wait until Lou makes it big with her singing career but is that what Lou really wants? O...
  • Ms. Yingling
    May 25, 2020
    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Louise and her mother are living in Nevada, but things aren't great. Hermother has a job as a waitress, which is good, but money is tight, so they are living in their vehicle, which isn't. Lou's mom thinks that the two will be able to ...
  • Yapha
    Sep 12, 2020
    Lou has an incredible singing voice and her mother is pushing her to perform so they can get their big break and earn enough money to stop living in their car. Lou hates this. She has a hard time with loud noises, big crowds, and especially people touching her. But she loves her mother...
  • Shae
    Apr 25, 2020
    Finished! Loved it! OMG the very beginning made me miss sitting in Starbucks reading a book. I could smell it hear and feel it. I LOVE WELL!!! ? He is amazing. Lou is the strongest person I?ve ever met! So much love for this book. Thank you Jamie! I have so much ?? for this...
  • Donna
    Jul 13, 2020
    Thank you to NetGalley for an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Lou and her mom live in their truck near Lake Tahoe. Lou?s mom pushes her to sing in public, even though she knows that crowds, loud noises, handshakes, and more scare Lou. Twelve-year-old Lou is expected to driv...
  • Kim Huls
    Jan 19, 2021
    This is definitely one of my favorite books I?ve ever read. I laughed and cried and was sad when I finished the book because I didn?t want it to end! This is a beautiful middle grade novel that everyone should read. I?d give it more than 5 stars if I could! ...
  • Vernon Area Public Library KIDS
    Dec 22, 2020
    Lou Montgomery sings like an angel...or so her mother tells her and anyone else who will listen. What her mother doesn't know is that she hates getting up on stage. She?s also never liked crowds or loud noises or even high fives; in fact, she?s terrified of them, which makes h...
  • Darla
    Aug 28, 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 characte...
  • Kathie
    May 16, 2020
    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for an eARC of this book. Although I really enjoyed this story, I will no longer be reviewing books with neurodiverse characters unless they are written by ownvoices authors as I don't feel qualified to comment on the representation. Sin...
  • Theresa Grissom
    Aug 17, 2020
    Thanks to Netgalley for an ARC of this book. One of my favorites of the year! I loved everything about this story. I can relate with Lou who has SPD, sensory processing disorder, although mine is a very mild case compared to her. I loved to get in her head and hear the struggles she...
  • Afoma (Reading Middle Grade)
    Jul 31, 2020
    I?m a huge fan of Sumner?s storytelling prowess and essentially read this book in one sitting. The scenes were highly believable, as were the ups and downs of Lou?s life. Tune It Out also explores difficult questions about family and finding oneself, particularly the courage to s...
  • Renee MA
    Sep 30, 2020
    While I loved this book, I couldn't help thinking of the main characters as 16 and not 12. I also wanted a few more chapters so I could spend a little more time in Lou and Well's lives. Dear Ms. Sumner, Tune It Out #2 could take place in 2026 as the pair go off to college?...
  • Jaclyn Brett Lewis
    Aug 31, 2020
    Lou is convinced that her aversion to noise and touch will always set her apart, so she stays on the road with her mom, driving from town to town and performing onstage to get by. But when her life gets turned on end, she goes to a private school where she must face a whole new set of ...
  • Cassie Thomas
    Jul 21, 2020
    A story of understanding above all. Lou?s car accident (driving at age 12) takes her away from her Mom. Takes her away from the only life she has ever known; living out of the truck, not going to school, and being forced to play musical shows even though she physically can?t hand...
  • Lisa Pineo
    Jan 26, 2021
    A very accessible middle grade novel about a girl with a huge singing voice and sensory processing disorder. ...
  • Laura Hook
    Dec 28, 2020
    Wow, what a standout middle grade book! I loved Lou and her grit, her bravery, her fight. She grows up in a hard living situation and has sensory processing disorder on top of it. A topic much needed for readers in the middle grade world and so so well done! You'll root for Lou th...
  • Jenni
    Jul 20, 2020
    Louise Montgomery is a 12 year old girl who can sing--REALLY sing. However, Lou has sensory processing disorcer (SPD) which makes her life hard. She fears loud noises like audience applause, which, when you're a singer, is a problem. This story centers around Louise and her mom, a...
  • Sierra Dertinger
    Apr 25, 2020
    Thank you to Jamie Sumner for providing #BookAllies with an eARC! Lou isn't your ordinary girl; she is more than that. Music lovin', coffee sippin', braver than on can think - she tackles her sensory processing disorder (SPD) and her voice to fight for what's rig...
  • Mrs. Mazzola
    Nov 14, 2020
    Loved this story! There aren't a lot of stories about kids with sensory processing issues and I'm so happy to see more of them popping up. I loved Lou and seeing how as she understands more about herself, she becomes more self-accepting and even learns to advocate for what sh...
  • R
    Jul 30, 2020
    This was an interesting story about a twelve year old girl and the difficulties she faced. Lou was cared for by her single mom who had to leave her home when she became pregnant at seventeen. Since that time, mother and daughter dealt with poverty and homelessness. But they had each ot...
  • Katie Mac
    Aug 27, 2020
    I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3.5, rounded up?while this isn?t an #ownvoices novel, Sumner?s bio indicates that she has a child with special needs. This personal experience comes through when she writes about Lou, a middle-sch...
  • Emily Fledderjohann
    Dec 11, 2020
    So so good. The writing is fantastic. I just loved the sweet friendship between Lou and Well. I?m def going to read her other book Roll With It. ...
  • Julianne Vantland
    Feb 13, 2021
    This was a delight to read and I hope it finds its way into every middle school library and classroom shelf. It is a refreshing and honest exploration of family, stability, friendship, and social supports and just so nice to meet competent adult characters who could intervene at key mo...
  • Karen McKenna
    May 04, 2020
    I loved Jamie Sumner's first book, and so I was thrilled to get the chance to read an eARC of Tune It Out. I had an expectation that I would like it, but this story still blew me away! Jamie Sumner is quickly becoming a favorite author and I hope she writes many more middle grade ...
  • Cat
    Sep 27, 2020
    I just cried so much reading this book as an ADULT a 23 year old PERSON who pays TAXES (technically none of this makes me immune to crying while reading a children's book but hey, here we are) I love Lou and her voice, and everything she experiences and thinks about just see...
  • clara
    Oct 08, 2020
    i feel weird complaining about something in an arc of a book that's already out. because what if the author changed that and now it's different and not bad? or worse, what if everything's totally changed from the arc to the real book, and i write a review and no one know...