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The Raging Quiet by Sherryl Jordan
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Aug 04, 11


Read this one in year 6, primary school. Is a book that has always stayed in my head and have read it a number of times since too. Having thought about it, the content may be a bit disturbing for young children now, but it is still a good read. I think it has stayed with me for so long as it has many points which you can relate to in one way or another. Recommended.

update: This book is about the struggle of a young boy who is deaf. A young woman is brought to the village as a wife/slave of a rich man and befriends this boy. Up until her arrival he is seen as a devil child and possessed by an evil source. He has never been taught to communicate so makes 'odd' noises which he thinks is speaking. The young woman takes him under her wing and makes a connection; unfortunately this friendship gets them both into trouble. They form their own sign language and are using it when someone dies - which makes the village believe they are both possessed and are performing witchcraft. The story evolves around their struggle to get the message across that even though the young boy is different he is not evil. It teaches a valuable lesson to anyone reading it that first appearances are not always true.
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message 1: by Alison (new)

Alison Hi Heather, please post a link to this in the Reviews section! Thanks


Jazmin This is so weird. I also read this in sixth grade and I've always remembered it. It's timeless :)


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