Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker. If you want to join in grab your current read, flick to a random page, select two sentences (without spoilers) and share them in a blog post or in the comments of The Purple Booker.
This week my teaser comes from A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard. I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this from the publishers via NetGalley. It’s a brilliant book about a girl who suffers from anxiety so severely that she finds it difficult to speak and then she meets a deaf boy and starts to find her voice. It’s a very sweet story and despite the blurb is not a romance cures all story. There is a very cute romance in it but it’s really a coming of age story and paints a very real picture of life with an anxiety disorder.
My heart stills. That’s what it feels like – not a thundering panic or a twist of pain; it goes quiet, like it’s bracing itself. I can feel something building in my head.
~ 36%, A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
Steffi doesn’t talk, but she has so much to say.
Rhys can’t hear, but he can listen.
Their love isn’t a lightning strike, 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.
From the bestselling author of Beautiful Broken Things comes a love story about the times when a whisper is as good as a shout.
Happy Reading Everyone