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El Deafo by Cece Bell
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it was amazing
bookshelves: memoir, non-fiction, graphic-novel

When my mom loaned me this book to read, I was reluctant because I assumed it wouldn't show the speaking deaf perspective and would be all about sign language. It's ironic that I made the same mistake that everyone else makes about me (assuming I sign), but in my defense, it's rare that this perspective is shown - and with such poignancy and humor. I kept saying "Yes!" out loud because I could relate to many of Cece's experiences. Unlike Cece, however, I hated the Phonic Ear. I used to always complain, "Just because it makes it louder doesn't mean it helps!"

I'm glad Cece learned how to share her superpowers and be comfortable with them, but I couldn't help but cringe a little at how her classmates "used" her.

The note from the author at the end is also on point.
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Reading Progress

March 16, 2015 – Shelved
March 16, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
May 10, 2015 – Started Reading
May 10, 2015 – Shelved as: memoir
May 10, 2015 – Shelved as: non-fiction
May 10, 2015 – Shelved as: graphic-novel
May 10, 2015 – Finished Reading

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Stacey Agree 100%!

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