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Silent Night

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Hardcover, 298 pages
Published July 1st 1990 by Tyndale House Pub
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Katlin
Oct 04, 2014 Katlin rated it really liked it
Okay, now in some parts this book was pretty difficult to read because her life was so hard. I haven't cried during a book since I was a little girl. Maybe I've teared up, but this time I was actually crying with real tears running down my face. So many hard and horrible things. But there were bright and beautiful things too. Reading about her life was a wonderful experience but I wouldn't recommend it for young children. There were several very mature subjects described with enough detail to ...more
Cathrine Bonham
Nov 17, 2014 Cathrine Bonham rated it liked it
A while back there was a great show called Sue Thomas F.B. Eye. It was about an FBI agent who was Deaf. She read lips and spoke but also used Sign language. That show inspired me take Sign as my language elective. Anyway this book is the true story of Sue Thomas. It is heartbreaking and inspiring but a one hour crime drama it is not.

It was silly of me to expect the writers of the TV show to stay true to her life story. But still I would have liked her actual FBI career to cover more than one sho
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Angela
Jan 21, 2011 Angela rated it liked it
A very interesting autobiography of a successful, spiritual deaf woman. It's always enlightening to get a glimpse of the life of someone with challenges other than oneself. I appreciate learning about Sue's life and becoming more sensitive to those with hearing impairments. She was very candid about her personal trials and those of her family including (mother's depression, suicide attempts, drug & alcohol abuse, weight gain and loss, homosexuality and her struggles to find her place in this ...more
Shay
Apr 11, 2013 Shay rated it it was amazing
Unlike most people, I did not seek this book out after watching a tv series. Sue Thomas was the speaker at a FHA convention when I was in high school. I was so taken by her that I had to buy the book. The autographed inscription in my book reads, "Come break the sound barrier with me." No other book has reached me or will reach me the way this book has. I am very grateful to have met the author.
Aldafan
Jan 09, 2010 Aldafan rated it did not like it
Shelves: biography
My bias to teaching Deaf kids signs is probably showing. But I mostly found this depressing. Her life sure was not like "Sue Thomas, F. B. Eye!" There were inconsistencies in what she could/could not understand. Anyway, I just didn't like it!
Lisa
Nov 30, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lisa by: Laura Marshall
Amazing! A very enjoyable read about a girl who lost her hearing as a toddler and the perseverance she and her parents had to give her every opportunity to achieve in a hearing world. It brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face.
Onaleigh Bryans
Mar 04, 2013 Onaleigh Bryans rated it really liked it
Shelves: auto-biagraphy
Not really about her exspiriace as an FBI agent which is what I was looking for.
Also it was kind of depressing because of the hard life she lived.
Overall and Okay book but honestly one I think would be better or adults to read rather than children.
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Dec 26, 2010 Michelle marked it as to-read
the autobiography of the real-life woman dramatized in the series Sue Thomas, FB Eye
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The moving story of Sue Thomas, a deaf girl, finding her place in the world.
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Sep 18, 2007 Jacqueline115 marked it as to-read
Shelves: deaf-issues
Had the pleasure of meeting the real Sue Thomas, FBEye....Can't wait to read this.
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