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! 🤷♀️
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.
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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.
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.
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 ❤️
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. 💘💓💗
#diversereading #diverseYA #representationmatters
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.
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.
Happy Friday everyone!
#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/
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
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. 😍
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 ⭐
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Real. Authentic. Cheesy.
This book really made me understand how people are feeling with social anxiety!
Also really nice to get to know a litte BSL!😍👍
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!😏🙌
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.
53 ~ A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard (Paperback📖) ~ Started: 20.05.17 ~ Finished: 27.05.17
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.
5,000 Litfluence! 😍📚
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.
Wow! I came home last night to a mystery box that turned out to be full of books! Thank you to PGC Books!
📚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