A Quiet Kind of Thunder is the first book I’ve read by Sara Barnard and it’s left me wanting to read more of her books. I LOVED IT. I managed to nab a copy in a Goodreads trade with another blogger, and I’m so happy I did! Sara Barnard is going to YALC this year and I can’t wait to meet her!
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.