Saturday, August 6, 2022

Review: The Silence Between Us by:A Gervais


The Silence Between Us

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the book:

Deaf teen Maya moves across the country and must attend a hearing school for the first time. As if that wasn’t hard enough, she also has to adjust to the hearing culture, which she finds frustrating—and also surprising when some classmates, including Beau Watson, take time to learn ASL. As Maya looks past graduation and focuses on her future dreams, nothing, not even an unexpected romance, will derail her pursuits. But when people in her life—deaf and hearing alike—ask her to question parts of her deaf identity, Maya stands proudly, never giving in to the idea that her deafness is a disadvantage.

My Review:

 I think many of us that are of the "hearing" culture take for granted those that don't. We think very little of their struggles and their wants or desires. Many of their goals are just like everyone else's. they want the same things. A home and a family. They also have the same struggles with transferring schools and wanting to date. 

 Maya, the main character, acknowledges her struggles and they are shared through her story. She struggles with the harsh realities of being deaf and wishes she could just be like everybody else. I believe Maya resents being deaf and all that she feels it has cost her and thats why she seems so angry with herself, with others, and the world in general.

The author did a good job in conveying the anger and resentment that Maya was feeling. She also showed me that Beau was just trying to be a good friend and was often resented for it. Overall a good read, but was lacking in some areas.

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