| Review | A Quiet Kinda of Thunder | Sara Barnard

em quarta-feira, 1 de agosto de 2018 |
Hello book-nerds!
No, you're not crazy! I am making two post in a row! And today we'll be talking about a book that's very dear to me.


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.


We all know our world is filled with different people. The Human race is very different. Different coloured eyes, skin, hair. And some people have disabilities. There are human can’t hear, or talk or move or see like most do. And that’s okay- Our planet survives on diversity.

But, have you ever consider how’s like living without the ability to hear? How hard it would be – and is – to communicate? 

A Quiet Kind of Thunder is a big slap in the face to those who take life for granted, because they were born with their body physical and chemically working.

I must be honest and say I haven’t given much of a thought on how deaf people perceive the world and make the world understand them. There are problems with which I’m familiar and am constantly thinking of how our society needs to improve. Reading this book gave me a new perspective on how I take somethings for granted.

I found Steffi a very relatable character, even if you don’t have selective mutism, you’ve probably experienced a situation where words failed you and you had to walk away thinking of all the things you didn’t get to say.

Steffi is built in a very ordinary way, she isn’t extremely beautiful or has crazy super powers, she’s utterly human and I can’t help but find that we need more human characters portraying the struggles of real people, so that we can learn that it’s okay to be flawed.
We all are. One way or another.

Rhys is an extremely lovable character (and it has nothing to do with my crush on Rhysand I promise), he’s funny and insecure and you feel like you’re falling for him in just a few pages.
I honestly don’t know what to tell you about this book, it’s just perfect in every way (understand that I’m not familiar with these conditions and so don’t know how close to reality they are portrayed). One thing I value is when author’s don’t just focused on the one thing that makes a character unique but rather choose to prove how despite having it, they are still very much human and can do everything just like any other person.

If you’re looking for a sweet romance that will open your eyes for more than the everyday problems, give The Quiet Kind of Thunder a try!

Rating: 5 stars

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