A Quiet Kind of Thunder10-12 years
From the bestselling author of Beautiful Broken Things, Sara Barnard's A Quiet Kind of Thunder is stunning love story about the times when a whisper means more than a shout. Now with a bold cover look.
She doesn't talk.
He can't hear.
They understand each other perfectly.
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.
Love isn't always a lightning strike.
Sometimes it's the rumbling roll of thunder . . .
I don't know where to start. I'd give this book TEN stars if I could. I loved Beautiful Broken Things but I think I love this book even more. A brilliant depiction of social anxiety, a swoony subtle love story that creeps up on you, and meticulously researched, respectful and just beautifully written. This book is not only for the quiet ones, but by JOVE how the quiet ones will adore this book.
Holly Bourne, author of Am I Normal Yet?
I felt like I was living this book
Zoella on Beautiful Broken Things
Beautiful, honest and compelling. Also, one of the best depictions of anxiety I have ever read.
Catherine Doyle, author of Vendetta