Books in the Middle: Reading for Middle School

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El Deafo Review by 7th Grader Maleni June 4, 2019

Filed under: graphic novel — oneilllibrary @ 1:48 pm

downloadCece is a normal four year old girl who plays with her best friend Emma. One day, Cece got really sick. Her parents drove to the hospital as fast as they could and the doctor said she has meningitis but something changed the next day. Cece couldn’t hear anything, not even her mom. Her parents didn’t find out until Cece got back home and her mom was calling her name multiple times. Cece freaked out that she couldn’t hear her mother’s voice and cried. Finally her mother knew…… she was deaf.

Cece struggled with her deafness. Cece’s family moved and she went to a new school. Life changes there for her because she is the only one deaf. Will Cece make friends or will she get teased about her hearing aids cords? Will Cece hear again? Well read the book..  

I like the book El Deafo by Cece Bell because it is based on a true story about the author and it shows that no matter what age you are, people can struggle with something they can’t fix. Cece is a strong girl and I love that she stills has her same personality before she was deaf because it doesn’t change who she is, it just becomes harder but eventually it will get better if you try.


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