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A Quiet Kind of Thunder Kindle Edition
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
I swallowed this in one delicious sitting, and I've been thinking about Steffi and Rhys ever since. Honestly, it's been weeks and I'm not over them. They're so well drawn that they feel really real for me in a way that makes me want to check in with them for the rest of their lives. -- Lauren James, author of The Next Together
I literally cannot wait for everyone to read this and obsess over how good it is! -- Maddie (Heart Full Of Books) --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B01FK2DISS
- Publisher : Macmillan Children's Books; Main Market edition (12 January 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 3088 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 401 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #99,082 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I think if that much intrigues you, you should definitely pick up this book.
The protagonist Steffi has severe social anxiety and suffers occasional panic attacks. Most of the book follows her struggles as she steps out of her comfort zone and tries to communicate with strangers (something which is very hard for her). Steffi wants to attend college after she graduates school but her parents think that it would be to much for her and try to dissuade her from doing so. She loves her job at an animal rescue shelter and hopes to be a trainer or a veterinarian someday.Through all of this, Steffi and Rhys start liking each other and it works for her as she doesn't need to speak out loud to him and it works for him cause she knows a little of Sign Language.
I do want to point out that this book is more on about their romance rather than them dealing with their disabilities, so I would suggest reading this only if you're into romance. Even though the disability thing is tackled well, romance is still a bigger theme.
In conclusion, the book was worth reading. The writing got better as I read on.
This book deals with grief in a very balanced way and when I got the package I was ready to read a page just to see how it was but I ended up finishing it in a few hours. Cause. It's. So. Good. I'm gonna read Sara Barnard's books now. This was my first book of hers and I'm happy I picked it up
Top reviews from other countries
I really enjoyed Sara Barnard's debut title Beautiful Broken Things, and so when I heard she was releasing a new book, I jumped on it. And to my delight, it was even better than her first book. A Quiet Kind of Thunder is a love story about a selective mute girl called Steffi and a deaf boy named Rhys, and it is sweet and painful and delightful and heartbreaking all at once. It's very raw, and very honest in its portrayal of a various number of topics - anxiety, grief, first love, sex, friendship - but this is all balanced out with a gratuitous helping of pure, adorable fluffiness.
If you liked Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella, enjoyed Sara Barnard's debut novel, or just wanted to read a realistic yet sweet romance, you should definitely pick this one up.
As a reader, I fall deeper in love with Sara Barnard every book she writes. As a teacher, it inspired me to go out and teach my children some sign language too!
I devoured this 300+ page book in a little under 5 hours and, as I got closer and closer to the last page, I found myself hoping and praying that it wouldn’t come to an end. Not only is the love story so cute, and you find yourself cheering for Steffi and Rhys, but Barnard’s writing makes you feel and believe what the characters are going through.
I fell in love with the characters from the first chapter, and I cannot wait to see just what other stories and/or characters Barnard has hidden away in her head.