Muted Details

A ripped-from-the-headlines novel of ambition, music, and innocence lost, perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo and Jason Reynolds!
Be bold. Get seen. Be Heard.

For seventeen-year-old Denver, music is everything. Writing, performing, and her ultimate goal: escaping her very small, very white hometown.

So Denver is more than ready on the day she and her best friends Dali and Shak sing their way into the orbit of the biggest R&B star in the world, Sean "Mercury" Ellis. Merc gives them everything: parties, perks, wild nights -- plus hours and hours in the recording studio. Even the painful sacrifices and the lies the girls have to tell are all worth it.

Until they're not.

Denver begins to realize that she's trapped in Merc's world, struggling to hold on to her own voice. As the dream turns into a nightmare, she must make a choice: lose her big break, or get broken.

Inspired by true events, Muted is a fearless exploration of the dark side of the music industry, the business of exploitation, how a girl's dreams can be used against her -- and what it takes to fight back.

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    Muted Reviews

  • Reading_ Tam_ Ishly

    I just didn't vibe well with the writing. Okay, story in verse. It's fine as long as it tells a good story. What's more, it's fun to read a story in this format. But for this one, I feel the writing w...

  • Olivia (Stories For Coffee)

    Phew. This book took me completely off guard. I picked this up on a whim, hoping to find a novel highlighting the darker side of the music industry, and Muted did exactly that. Told in verse, we follo...

  • Michelle

    This is my first time reading a book in verse. I had previously listened to Clap When You Land, so I'm happy to have both experiences under my belt. I think both have something to offer in terms of st...

  • Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm Myrtle Beach

    What a fantastic book to start my year off with! I devoured it in a day... I typically don't care for books written in verse, but it just WORKED in this novel. I absolutely loved it.Do yourself a favo...

  • Oyinda

    Oh. My. God.What did I just read?*book 46 of 2021Oh my God oh my God oh my GodWow. Denver, olive juice. Olive juice forever 😭😭😭 I am so sad and wow, I can't even.Many cheers to anticipated re...

  • Vicky Again

    Wow! I'm honestly speechless. The ending hit me so hard. I don't know what to say. At some point while reading MUTED, you just end up reading as quickly as possible, speeding through the verse in ques...

  • Ms. Woc Reader

    I listened to the audiobook version of this story which was narrated by the author.Muted follows the journey of seventeen-year-old Denver who is ready for R&B stardom and gets the chance to join Sean ...

  • Darla

    Be careful what you wish for. Denver and her two besties have a dream of becoming the next Destiny's Child. They hatch a plan to play their demo for Sean "Mercury" Ellis (Merc) when he performs in a c...

  • Avery Silverberg

    Thank you Scholastic for the free ARC! OH MY GOD, how can one book be so beautiful and tragic at the same time? If you loved Tiffany Jackson's GROWN, along with Elizabeth Acevedo's THE POET X - this o...

  • Calyssa

    oh my god...