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A Quiet Kind of Thunder
A Quiet Kind of Thunder | Sara Barnard
Steffi doesn't talk, but she has so much to say. Rhys can't hear, but he can listen. Their love isn't a lightning strike, it's the rumbling roll of thunder. Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life - she's been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He's deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she's assigned to look after him. To Rhys it doesn't matter that Steffi doesn't talk and, as they find ways to communicate, Steffi finds that she does have a voice, and that she's falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it. The stunning follow-up to Beautiful Broken Things is a love story about the times when a whisper is as good as a shout. Praise for Beautiful Broken Things: 'Beautiful Broken Things is the book I've been waiting for. It made me want to go and rugby-tackle my best friends and give them a giant hug. It's a beautiful tale of the power and complexities of female friendship' Holly Bourne, author of Am I Normal Yet? 'Beautiful Broken Things is a book that the YA world desperately needs - a book about the beauty, passion and extremities of female friendship' Alice Oseman, author of Solitaire 'Starkly realistic and ultimately uplifting, Beautiful Broken Things is a compelling tale of pain and redemption, growing up and growing together, and finding empowerment and strength in friendship' Catherine Doyle, author of Vendetta 'Stories about female friendships are hard to come by, especially ones with no romance, but Beautiful Broken Things fills that gap in an intensely compelling and passionate way' Lauren James, author of The Next Together
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Johanna414
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Last but not least, this came in the other day from @kellyann28 - can‘t wait to read it!
@TheBookKeepers @irre #lmpbc

kellyann28 Man, Media Mail has been killing it lately 😂 3w
Johanna414 @kellyann28 right?! I was shocked by how quickly is got here! 3w
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kellyann28
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Two traveling books going in the mail tomorrow, one is my #LMPBC to @johanna414 💕
@TheBookKeepers @irre

Johanna414 Yay! I'm not very far into mine yet, but already enjoying it 4w
kellyann28 @johanna414 I'm just an early bird like usual, you have plenty of time! I'm excited about yours! 4w
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kellyann28
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Mehso-so

I won't go into details but my own past couple #LMPBC picks haven't impressed me. Hopefully you all will like it, I was just a little disappointed. Cute story though, for sure! @Johanna414 @irre @TheBookKeepers

TheBookKeepers 🖤 I loved your last pick!! Lol 1mo
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kellyann28
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I got my choice for our next round of #LMPBC in the mail today, and I am going to be sending you back your book from this current round @TheBookKeepers !

I kind of liked that bright pink cover I found for this book better but.....what can you do! 🤷‍♀️

TheBookKeepers Yay! I like both of the covers! I bet they‘d make a cute pic side by side lol!! 2mo
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kellyann28
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Okay group. You know how excited I get about LMPBC!
I have four choices, all VERY different from each other. I'll put the books in the comments and let me know if you've read any or are overly interested in one vs the others.
@irre @thebookkeepers @johanna414

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kellyann28 Also, just FYI, Litsy has The Toy Makers as 420 pages but per Goodreads and Amazon it is 320. I try not to pick super long books. 2mo
Johanna414 The Escape Room doesn‘t really appeal to me, but the other 3 look good! I‘d read any of them. 2mo
TheBookKeepers Nice selections!!! All sound good, but the 2 I find most appealing are A Quiet Kind of Thunder & The Toy Makers! 2mo
irre They all look good to me! 2mo
kellyann28 @irre @thebookkeepers @johanna414 I'm going to go with A Quiet Kind of Thunder for something light and fun. 2mo
TheBookKeepers Fantastic! 2mo
Johanna414 Perfect! 2mo
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Purrfectpages
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AmyG Good quotes today. I always say this.....when you least expect it.... 5mo
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Purrfectpages
Mehso-so

What I liked about this book is how it dealt with selective mutism, a condition you don‘t hear much about. However, once you strip away that unique characteristic, everything else about this book read like the cliched teen romances that are so popular these days. It dragged a little too much in places, not to mention I wanted to see more of the everyday struggle in order to understand this rarely explored topic. Oh well.

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JoScho
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Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life. Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He's deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she's assigned to look after him. To Rhys, it doesn't matter that Steffi doesn't talk, and as they find ways to communicate, Steffi finds that she does have a voice, and that she's falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it.
#thunder #amonthofsongs

OriginalCyn620 Aww! Stacked! 📚 7mo
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Purrfectpages
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JoScho
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Jamie! I can‘t imagine how long those ornaments took you to make. I love them! Bruce Willis is the best and I adore my Rosie pin. I am excited to read the books and the bookmark is beautiful. Thanks so much for such a thoughtful package! Merry Christmas to you! Thanks so much for organizing Tori ❤️
#xmasxstitchexchange

Kdgordon88 Those ornaments are beautiful. 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A very Christmasy Funko 😆💚❤ 12mo
corycatelyn I'm so glad you like them! I realized after I sealed everything up, I forgot to my litsy name on there 🤦‍♀️ Glad you figured it out 🤣 Merry Christmas! 🎅 12mo
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JoScho @corycatelyn lol yes! I love everything. You were so generous! Thanks so much! 12mo
vkois88 Omg those are gorgeous! Y'all are so much more talented than I am 😂😂 12mo
corycatelyn @vkois88 thanks! They actually weren't that hard...and it was the first time I've done something like that. It took more time figuring out how to cover the back 😂 12mo
corycatelyn Also the bookmark is from the very talented @Bookartbookmarks 😊 12mo
JoScho @corycatelyn it is awesome! 12mo
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WomanistBibliophile
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This was an unexpected thrift store find, a book I didn‘t know I needed. The protagonist is a teenage girl who has selective mutism, having suffered from the condition myself for many years without knowing what it was that was wrong with me, reading this novel touched me more deeply than I anticipated. There‘s something soothing in seeing aspects of one‘s experience reflected on the page. 💘💓💗
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#diversereading #diverseYA #representationmatters

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jfalkens
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Pickpick

Very good, I enjoyed reading about Steffi, Rhys and Tem and their highs and lows 😊 #LitsyAtoZ #LetterQ @BookishMarginalia thank you so much @Robothugs for the recommendation 🤗 #blameitonlitsy

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1y
Robothugs Awesome! I‘m glad you liked it! 😄 1y
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annieftbooks
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This book is so beautiful! I loved every word, every chapter. Steffi is a teenager with several anxiety problems and selective mutism (which is a consecuence of that anxiety). She gets better when she meets Rhys, a new & deaf boy in her school.

These two were so cute. Really really cute. I loved them both and their story and I was so happy for Steffi because she was really better and I couldn't help but feel that she *really* deserved it.

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annieftbooks

Everything is so beautiful in this book. I hope there's no drama because I seriously want this couple to end happy and TOGETHER please and thank you.

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Tambermarie
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There‘s nothing like starting a new book on a summer‘s evening.

CoffeeAndABook Welcome to Litsy 🎉 Hope you like it here!!! 😄 2y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Oh man this book made me feel all arm and fuzzy.

Steffi suffers from crippling anxiety that causes her to be a selective mute. Rhys is deaf and when he meets Steffi they form a beautiful relationship that turns into more. They experience first love together and navigating a world that is hard for them but they grow together. This story gives a view into what life with anxiety is like.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Lunch time reading.

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Happy Friday everyone!

#tgif

Susanita A friend of mine had a job like that for a while, but unfortunately she didn‘t get to choose the books and a lot of them were 💩 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @Susanita I would be afraid of that happening. I wish I could get paid to read but I wonder that if it really happened if reading wouldn‘t be as fun as it is now. 2y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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“Meekness is my camouflage; silence is my force field.”

#currentlyreading

Nikki15 Such a lovely quote 🧡 2y
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melyndarae
Pickpick

Such a sweet story. It was also interesting to see another persons though process when dealing with anxiety. I found I related to a lot of Steffi's thought processes.

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melyndarae
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1. Google Play Stores top rated apps
2. I track them on Goodreads and now an Excel sheet.
3. Litsy does yes.
4. I need to start A Quiet Kind of Thunder.

@Chellebearss
#litsyquestions

Chellebearss I‘ve just starting tracking on goodreads too 2y
melyndarae @Chellebearss I like that you can do a reading goal and it automatically tracks the books for you. 2y
Chellebearss @melyndarae yep that‘s a great feature! 😀 2y
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melyndarae
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I've learned with being in 3 postal bookclubs that I require notes to self. Haha. After I finish The 100 today or tomorrow, I'll be reading A Quiet Kind of Thunder for #lmpbc #groupo. Then the next book for #postlit and then the next book for #thebreakfastbookclub. Busy busy.

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GatheringBooks
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Mehso-so

#Aprella Day 9: This is perfect for today‘s #TiredOfTalking prompt as this YA novel features a teenage girl with selective mutism and a concomitant anxiety disorder who fell in love with a hearing impaired good-looking young man. It was an interesting twist and the voices seem to have been represented accurately and sensitively. full review here: https://gatheringbooks.org/2017/04/27/a-quiet-kind-of-thunder/

Mdargusch This book sounds like a perfect choice for this prompt! 2y
emilyhaldi 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
Reviewsbylola This sounds like a thoughtful book. 2y
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KaeleyScruggs
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I haven't started this book yet but I can't wait to. I've heard so many amazing things about it and it finally was released in the US.

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QueenOfWands
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Pickpick

Emotional and adorable. I loved it. This is another book I needed as a teen. Anxiety and panic attacks are portrayed wonderfully. The cast of characters is diverse and interesting. Each one comes to life even with the single character first person perspective. I enjoyed watching the friendship of Steffi (selective mute) and Rhys (deaf) develop and grow. A book about friendship and love and speaking your truth. #ya

BookHoarder32 Yes! I loved it too ❤️ 2y
CareBear This is how I felt about this book. Where were these when we were teenagers? 2y
QueenOfWands @CareBear Right?! Completely agree. I loved Eliza and Her Monsters too. 2y
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QueenOfWands
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I'm excited to start this. It already speaks to me. 😆

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kate_reads
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#RiotGrams Day 11: An underrated read

I absolutely LOVE this book. Steffi is a selective mute and Rhys is deaf. Yup, and they fall in love 💗

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AnniesJournals
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Rachiiebookdragon
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I loved reading this book, and it was interesting to learn some sign language before I start my course next month. I recommend 5/5*

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MollyLooby
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💕

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MollyLooby
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Bookmark's in. Can't bring myself to start it while I'm still reeling over One, but excited nonetheless 👍

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LinasLibrary
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i really enjoy my #currentread A Quiet Kind of Thunder ! 😍 it is so cute and makes me smile ☺ i'm about halfway through ☺
#aquietkindofthunder #pink #sarabarnard

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adoredpages
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Pickpick

So I just finished this sweet little contemporary. I was so happy with this. It's about Steffi, a girl suffering of social anxiety, selective mutism and panic attacks, that falls in love with Rhys, a boy who can't hear. And it's such a good love story. They meet and get to know each other and help each other communicate and interact with the world. It's so great how this book progresses and I love all about it. 😍

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readingkitty
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I'm normally not a fan of contemporary romance, but I really wanted to read this book as 1 one our main character is selectively mute and the other character is deaf.
The story was simple but cute, A really quick read and book format was interesting (it also highlights when they use BSL.)

I gave it 4/5 ⭐

#book #bookish #aquietkindofthunder #sarabarnard #booklover

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libriabella
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Real. Authentic. Cheesy.
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This book really made me understand how people are feeling with social anxiety!
Also really nice to get to know a litte BSL!😍👍
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Steffi and Rhys were really likeable characters! Sometimes I had to squeal because of the overload of cuteness and perfection! AND sometimes it was just way too funny to hold myself back from laughing out loud!😏🙌

MrBook Great review! 2y
libriabella @MrBook Thanks a lot!😊📚 2y
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jrosewordsmith
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Pickpick

A cute, quick read with fantastic rep for anxiety disorders and deafness. I loved that it steered clear of so many awkward tropes I find too often in YA contemporaries - no instalove, no love-interest-fixes-mental-health, no forgetting friends & family exist when love interest appears.

MrBook Nice review and pic! And welcome to @Litsy !!! We hope you enjoy your time on here with us 😊👍🏻! Won't find a better bibliophile community than right here, imho. 😎👌🏻🙌🏻 2y
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Bookwormgirl
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I found this book to be very well written! Made me start learning BSL!

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Weave
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53 ~ A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard (Paperback📖) ~ Started: 20.05.17 ~ Finished: 27.05.17
Rating: 4/5📚

I enjoyed 'A Quiet Kind of Thunder', the subject of anxiety was interesting, that feeling that everything is wrong & you deserve to feel this way. I also enjoyed the subject of communication.

Steffi & Rhys are great characters, you understand them, they are your average teenagers facing life as best as they can.

Recommended.

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MollyLooby
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5,000 Litfluence! 😍📚

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MollyLooby
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I went to Waterstones and spent a voucher! 📚😍

Brocksy Signed by the author! So jealous! 3y
MollyLooby @Brocksy I'm so lucky 😍 3y
BestOfFates I love the cover! 3y
MollyLooby @BestOfFates I like it too 😊 3y
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chl0B1
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Absolutely loved this novel based around communication. Most school-age novels are American and I loved the little details like sixth-form and British Sign Language - it made it very relevant and relatable. I fell in love with the characters and I appreciated the Disney references! Fab read which has really opened my eyes to the deaf/mute world which I didn't know a great deal about before this read.

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ReadingSanctuary
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I really enjoyed this book, I especially appreciated the way it shows what it can be like to live with anxiety - it definitely felt authentic to me. I also enjoyed the cute romance.
⭐⭐⭐⭐

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kate_reads
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"For the quiet ones." ??

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KimmyM
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Wow! I came home last night to a mystery box that turned out to be full of books! Thank you to PGC Books!

Pictured:
📚Who Runs the World, Virginia Bergin
📚A Quiet Kind of Thunder, Sara Bernard
📚I Have No Secrets, Penny Joelson
📚A Seven Letter Word, Kim Slater
📚The Winter Children, Lulu Taylor;
📚Run, Mandasue Heller
📚Exposure, Aga Lesiewicz

TrishB Who Runs the World is a friend of a friend's book! Be interested to know what you think. 3y
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GatheringBooks
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Still reading this novel. Grilled fish with herbs and spices - lunch at Aston's while in Scape earlier today for the All In! Young Writers Festival.

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