A Quiet Kind Of Thunder – Sara Barnard

A Quiet Kind of Thunder by [Barnard, Sara]



Steffi doesn’t talk.
Rhys can’t hear.
They understand each other perfectly.
Love isn’t always a lightning strike. Sometimes 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.

My Thoughts

This was such an amazing book to start the year off with, it had everything I could possibly dream of and more!

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder is the 2nd novel from Sara Barnard. It is told from Steffi. a selective mute’s point of view.Steffi meets Rhys at School and since she is one of the only people in her school who knows BSL( British Sign Language) it was easy for them to connect.

Reading this book it definitly encouraged me to pick up BSL again,I knew a few things when I was younger but can’t really remember.Seeing Steffi come out of her shell and grow throughout the book was beautiful and it makes me want to come out of my own little shell.

A Quiet Kind Of Thunder features a realistic portrayl of someone with a disablility and mental health.It features amazingly diverse characters.All of these portrayls are told beautifully,it’s so different to any other book out there at the moment.

It is so obvious that Sara loved writing and researching about the book because it shows so much.

This is a perfect read for YA lovers! A must read!!


Published by: Macmillian 


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