Let's Play It By Ear by Jared Lopatin
Paperback: 210 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 22, 2013) Kindle Version January 2015
Jackson Fearn has always been an exemplary student. He takes every assignment above and beyond the call of duty. So when he's given the assignment to behave as a person with hearing loss for two weeks, he goes all out, borrowing his roommate's hearing aids and communicating only through sign language. All is going well...until he meets Topher and tries dating. Despite the warnings of his friends and his attention-seeking sister, he decides to keep quiet about his hearing abilities. Secrets are okay if they're for school...right?
About the Author
Jared R. Lopatin is a native Philadelphian living in New York City. While his original plan was to be a professional actor, a chance conversation led him to graduate school to pursue a degree in Deaf Education. Enchanted by the new world he found, he immersed himself in the culture, moving in with Deaf roommates and taking a position as an instructional assistant at Lexington School for the Deaf. Now, he teaches high school writing, theatre, creative arts, and science. When he is not teaching or playing with his cats, he is writing. More information can be found at http://jaredrlopatin.com