Ali Collins, the main character in Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers, is deaf.
From the publisher:
Ali Collins was a child prodigy destined to become one of the greatest musicians of the twenty-first century – until she was diagnosed with a life-changing brain tumor.
Now, at seventeen, Ali lives in a soundless world where she gets by with American Sign Language and lip-reading. She’s a constant disappointment to her father, a retired cop fighting his own demons, and the bruises are getting harder to hide.
When Ali accidentally wins a backstage tour with the chart-topping band Tone Deaf, she’s swept back into the world of music. Jace Beckett, the nineteen-year-old lead singer of the band, has a reputation. He’s a jerk and a player, and Ali wants nothing to do with him. But there’s more to Jace than the tabloids let on.
US publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (2016)
Author represented by: Laurie McLean of Fuse Literary