Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary
Target Audience: 13+
Rating: F (22%)
Goodreads Rating: 2/5
When I go swimming, I am no different from anyone else. Everyone is deaf underwater.
Demi swims to forget her problems. The mess she’s made with Jules, the only guy who seems to understand her. Being ignored by her old friends while she tries to fit in at a new school. And how hard it is to adjust to being deaf – especially when her family keep acting like she isn’t.
Then Demi meets Ethan, who doesn’t seem to care that she’s different. But she can’t hear what his friends are whispering about her. Can Demi trust him – or is she out of her depth?
I’m gonna get straight to the point. I kept waiting for this story to begin but it never seemed to. I don’t understand what the plot really was. It was about a girl going to her new school for the deaf. She’s deaf for about 2 years before she attends this school, having previously had professionals sign her classes for her.
The characters seemed very two-dimensional and I honestly don’t remember much of who they are or what they did. I remember everyone was bitchy but nice at the same time. Everyone was quirky in their own way.
Look. I don’t want to rain on this parade. The concept is unique and fresh. I love to read about different types of people and societies but I don’t feel as if I learned anything in this book. I didn’t connect with it, and that sucks, because I really wanted to.
I’m sorry. I wish I had something nicer to say, but I don’t, so I’m just going to leave this review short because I don’t remember what I liked about it except the concept.
The break down of my rating:
Style & Tone: 3/10
Enjoyment Factor: 3/10