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The Silence Between Us (Blink) (edició 2019)

de Alison Gervais (Autor)

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Moving halfway across the country to Colorado right before senior year isn't Maya's idea of a good time. Leaving behind Pratt School for the Deaf where she's been a student for years only to attend a hearing school is even worse. Maya has dreams of breaking into the medical field and is determined to get the grades and a college degree to match, and she's never considered being Deaf a disability. But her teachers and classmates at Engelmann High don't seem to share her optimism. And then there's Beau Watson, Engelmann's student body president and overachiever. Maya suspects Beau's got a hidden agenda when he starts learning ASL to converse with her, but she also can't deny it's nice to sign with someone amongst all the lip reading she has to do with her hearing teachers and classmates. Maya has always been told that Deaf/hearing relationships never work, and yet she can't help but be drawn to Beau as they spend more and more time together. But as much Maya and Beau genuinely start to feel for one another, there are unmistakable differences in their worlds. When Maya passes up a chance to receive a cochlear implant, Beau doesn't understand why Maya wouldn't want to hear again. Maya is hurt Beau would want her to be anything but who she is--she's always been proud to be Deaf, something Beau won't ever be able to understand. Maya has to figure out whether bridging that gap between the Deaf and hearing worlds will be worth it, or if staying true to herself matters more.  … (més)
Membre:BeckyatAPL
Títol:The Silence Between Us (Blink)
Autors:Alison Gervais (Autor)
Informació:Blink (2019), 320 pages
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Etiquetes:Disability, 14+, Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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Read this in less than a day. I got hooked the moment I started. Describes the story of a young deaf girl and how she struggles against discrimination and how she is countlessly misunderstood by the hearing community. I enjoyed this very much. I highly recommend it. ( )
  Headinherbooks_27 | Apr 19, 2021 |
Quite likely the most authentic portrayal of deaf culture I've read in children's or teen literature, thanks to an #ownvoices author. Maya and her family move to Colorado where she attends a hearing high school for the first time; previously she had long been attending a school for the deaf in New Jersey. All the challenges of attending a new school among strangers are writ large factoring in her disability. Maya accepts her identity as a deaf person and suffers no fools who don't get it, but like every teen she has her moments of self-doubt. The sign language passages are written in caps and reflect the tone of ASL's abbreviated expressions. A terrific and revealing work. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Nov 4, 2020 |
Maya has to spend her senior year in a hearing school after her family moves. She’s unhappy about the change and worried about how school will go. Nina and Beau become her new friends, each learning to sign in order to be able to talk to her. Perhaps Beau could be something more, but Steph is afraid to trust.

This is my second book with a deaf character this year. I loved the perspective from Maya, who is happy how she is, not willing to change just to accommodate other people’s “expectations.” But wants to participate in a world who often forgets about deaf people.
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  readingbeader | Oct 29, 2020 |
I listened to this novel because Audiobooksync had it as a choice in the summer of 2020. It's realistic fiction.

Maya lost her hearing when she was thirteen and is now completely deaf. Her mother's job has moved her to Colorado where Maya will now attend a normal hearing school instead of a school for the deaf. She meets her first friend, Nina, who mentors her, getting her from class to class and making sure she feels comfortable. Maya's interpreter goes to classes with her. Maya then meets Beau on the first day, but she finds him annoying because she perceives him to be someone who is only nice to look good. He also appears to be in almost all of her classes, so she has to put up with him and his attitude more than she would like. It's not more than a day and Beau attempts to talk to her in sign language, ASL. Maya seems even more annoyed. It's takes her awhile to realize that Beau is as nice as he appears and doesn't want attention for "being nice to the deaf girl." He actually learns ASL because he wants to get to know her. So, school is actually going pretty well. Nina and Beau both learn sign language in order to communicate.

Maya's home life consists of her brother who has cystic fibrosis and her mom who handles everything. Maya's mom has a good job and pretty good insurance, but money does matter, especially as often as her brother needs medical care. Maya actually likes being deaf--she has adjusted well and can speak well because she learned to speak as a hearing child. She's been deaf for about five years.

The novel really centers on the deaf culture. Maya possesses little sympathy for people who say comments that she finds offensive. Personally, I think she's a bit hard on Beau because you don't know what you don't know. She could simply explain instead of get angry, as he has no ill intent. He eventually learns that she doesn't need anyone to fight her battles for her. She sees herself as not disabled, just a person who can't hear. Cochlear implants (CI) remain a big debate in the deaf culture and this debate takes up part of the story. Would Maya's life be easier if she could hear? If so, why not get the CI? She must have an interpreter for any job, so will people hire her if it will cost them more because they have to also pay for an interpreter. All of these situations appear in the novel to help the hearing world understand what it's like for the deaf world.

Overall, I liked the novel. I felt like Beau wasn't developed as well as he could have been. His leg and the way he handles it could have been better dealt with by Maya. She worries about herself, but she doesn't seem to spend much time helping others. I found her a bit self-centered. I still liked her moxie; I just think one can have moxie AND be kind. ( )
  acargile | Oct 13, 2020 |
Deaf teen Maya moves across the country and must attend a hearing school for the first time. As if that wasn’t hard enough, she also has to adjust to the hearing culture, which she finds frustrating - and also surprising when some classmates, including Beau Watson, take time to learn ASL. As Maya looks past graduation and focuses on her future dreams, nothing, not even an unexpected romance, will derail her pursuits. But when people in her life - Deaf and hearing alike - ask her to question parts of her Deaf identity, Maya stands proudly, never giving in to the idea that her Deafness is a disadvantage. ( )
  Gmomaj | Jul 12, 2020 |
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Moving halfway across the country to Colorado right before senior year isn't Maya's idea of a good time. Leaving behind Pratt School for the Deaf where she's been a student for years only to attend a hearing school is even worse. Maya has dreams of breaking into the medical field and is determined to get the grades and a college degree to match, and she's never considered being Deaf a disability. But her teachers and classmates at Engelmann High don't seem to share her optimism. And then there's Beau Watson, Engelmann's student body president and overachiever. Maya suspects Beau's got a hidden agenda when he starts learning ASL to converse with her, but she also can't deny it's nice to sign with someone amongst all the lip reading she has to do with her hearing teachers and classmates. Maya has always been told that Deaf/hearing relationships never work, and yet she can't help but be drawn to Beau as they spend more and more time together. But as much Maya and Beau genuinely start to feel for one another, there are unmistakable differences in their worlds. When Maya passes up a chance to receive a cochlear implant, Beau doesn't understand why Maya wouldn't want to hear again. Maya is hurt Beau would want her to be anything but who she is--she's always been proud to be Deaf, something Beau won't ever be able to understand. Maya has to figure out whether bridging that gap between the Deaf and hearing worlds will be worth it, or if staying true to herself matters more.  

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