The Silence Between Us

The Silence Between Us

?The Silence Between Us is eminently un-put-down-able.? (NPR) ?This is a great YA contemporary (clean) romance that follows Maya as she navigates a new school and plans for her future. The addition of representation by a Deaf character was really beautifully done. Highly recommend for people looking for a sweet, engaging, and educational romantic read.? (YA and Kids Book Ce ?The Silence Between Us is eminently un-put-down-able.? (NPR) ?This is a great YA contemporary (clea...

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Title:The Silence Between Us
Author:Alison Gervais
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0310766168
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Silence Between Us Reviews

  • Amy
    Jun 01, 2019
    I started this, and the writing is fine and all, but I just don't want to read about high school, even if it's a unique, important voice. But if you are into YA fiction and looking for something new, this might be the book for you! ...
  • Lisa Mandina
    Aug 15, 2019
    A great story about a deaf girl who moves and has to now attend a regular, as she calls it, "hearing" school. As a hearing person, there was a lot that hadn't known about, and I always enjoy a book that makes me learn things. It took a bit to read and get used to the way sentences were...
  • Renea
    Mar 30, 2019
    Thank you to Net Galley for providing a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Finally. FINALLY. This is the first book I?ve read with a Deaf character that accurately portrays the experience of a Deaf student in a hearing high school. As a CODA and former teache...
  • Karen
    Sep 15, 2019
    One of the better YA books I've read this year. It was very illuminating to have a deaf protagonist and it was a sweet story that was also enlightening. It was the typical YA love story arc, but that wasn't the defining thing about Maya's experience in high school which was nice. ...
  • Adriana
    Aug 31, 2019
    I am so surprised I didn't enjoy this one at all. I was so excited to read this. The main character was obnoxious. She was so guarded that she never gave anyone a break including Beau. Beau who was always willing to apologize and see her side of things, but she couldn't do the same for...
  • Nicole Hewitt
    Aug 23, 2019
    This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction I fell in love with this book easily, mostly because Deaf culture has always been a topic that's near and dear to my heart. Growing up with a Deaf uncle, I was always fascinated by the chasms and bridges ...
  • Jen
    Aug 21, 2019
    I LOVED that this book had a deaf MC. Just YES, all the yes. She had a regular life, had the same concerns with school, boys, grades, as anyone else. This book just shined when showing the differences and similarities, the things that were harder and the things that she embraced as a d...
  • Jocelyn
    Aug 06, 2019
    I am so happy that the first YA contemporary I've read about a Deaf (deaf? I listened to the audiobook so I'm not sure if she capitalizes) teenager was written by a HoH author because this was everything I wanted it to be. Maya is fiercely proud and always unapologetically herself. Bet...
  • Maggie Carr
    Mar 15, 2019
    #OwnVoices is quickly becoming my favorite part of YA Lit. Having lost a lot of my own hearing just out of high school, I really related to 'The Silence Between Us' (pub. August 13, 2019). Maya was born hearing, but lost it due to Meningitis; however, she gained her confidence; embraci...
  • Patricia
    Sep 21, 2019
    Positive representation of a deaf teenager and it helped me understand a bit more what it's like to be deaf in a hearing world. ...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    Mar 30, 2019
    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of THE SILENCE BETWEEN US by Alison Gervais in exchange for my honest review.*** Maya is less than thrilled to beginning senior year at a hearing school half way across the country. Deaf for four years, leaving her secure ...
  • Gerardo Delgadillo
    Sep 06, 2019
    This novel was a great read. My liked it a lot, mainly because the protagonist is unapologetic and wants to persevere in the world of the hearing. Very interesting, indeed. :) ...
  • Joshee Kun (조수아)
    Aug 11, 2019
    Thank you, Blink, for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Just because someone may have a "disability" doesn't mean that someone needs to be pitied or ridiculed. My dear papa was part of the deaf ministry at church, so whenever I see forthcoming or pub...
  • Rebecca
    Mar 12, 2019
    It's about GD time that the universe (and publishing) gave us (meaning: me as a hearing impaired reader) an #ownvoices Deaf kid in a hearing school story. #thankyouverymuch Now to read the ARC that I just got ... ...
  • Carro Herdegen
    Apr 16, 2019
    Language: G (0 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: PG; Violence: G After moving halfway across the country, Maya found herself wary about going to a new school for senior year. Maya is not as worried about having to transfer to a new school as she is that the new school is a hearing s...
  • Lauri
    Jun 08, 2019
    I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own. I can not wait to share this title with my students. Maya's story grabbed me quickly, I knew almost the moment I started that I would not put this book down until I fini...
  • Afoma Umesi
    Aug 29, 2019
    The Silence Between Us is a rousing young adult novel with a Deaf protagonist who never lets her disability set her back. It explores the challenges of a Deaf/hearing relationship and addresses the strain a sibling?s chronic illness can have on a family. I wholeheartedly recommend...
  • Susan's Reviews
    Apr 13, 2019
    My thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Maya Harris is 17 years old and was rendered deaf when a bout of meningitis left her profoundly deaf at the age of 13. Her mother's job relocation forces Maya to leave her specia...
  • Chana
    Jul 08, 2019
    **I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review** The Silence Between Us follows a Deaf girl named Maya as she navigates a hearing school for the first time in many years. I was initially excited for this book because of the disability rep. The author, Alison ...
  • Pallavi
    Apr 02, 2019
    RATING: 4/5 STARS Maya is a Deaf teenager who moves to Colorado before her senior year of high school. It's a big adjustment for her, as she's leaving behind her school for the Deaf to attend a hearing school. Gradually, Maya befriends classmates Nina and Beau who demonstrate ...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Aug 06, 2019
    Maya lost her hearing after an illness at age 13. She found herself cut off from the world she knew, but thanks to the amazing Deaf community at her school, she was flourishing. However, her mother's new job forced the family to move across the country, where she had to attend a hearin...
  • Sara (Alicorn Feathers)
    Mar 31, 2019
    I'm almost done with my second semester of ASL, and I love and appreciate the language. So I was very excited to read this book, from the perspective of a deaf high schooler, and I perked up when I realized that the ASL would actually be written as ASL instead of just translated into E...
  • Brittney
    Jul 23, 2019
    Thank you so much Blink publishing for sending me this eARC to review through Netgalley. 3.25 / 5 stars Maya is crushed when she learns that she must move to Colorado for her final year of high school. Maya must transition from a Deaf school to a hearing school. Maya lost her hea...
  • MandM
    Aug 14, 2019
    An impressive book by Colorado author Alison Gervasis. It is a YA and has that romance factor but so much more. It focuses on a deaf high school student and her trials and tribulations both academically and socially. Maya is also living in a single parent home with a little brother wit...
  • Savannah
    May 15, 2019
    The plot of this book just seems unrealistic. What parents would uproot a kid with a chronic illness and bring him to a high-altitude location that's almost guaranteed to worsen his health? For that matter, what parents would toss their deaf daughter into the deep end of a hearing scho...
  • Britt
    May 26, 2019
    I got this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* You know those stories where you fall in love with everything after just a few pages? That, for me, was this book. The Silence Between Us was, in a nutshell, some of the best disability representation I?ve *e...
  • Stephanie Roxane
    Jul 07, 2019
    *I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* 3/5 This review may contain very mild spoilers. The Silence Between Us is a book about a girl who is deaf and transfers to a hearing school for the first time since becoming deaf. I enjoyed parts of the st...
  • Kasey Hebert
    Apr 09, 2019
    I enjoyed this book because I've never read anything like it before! I loved that this story is from the perspective of a female high school student who is deaf and confident with who she is as a person. The discussions characters had regarding cochlear implants were necessary and a de...
  • Marisa
    May 18, 2019
    I?ve been waiting so long for a book like this. Like our protagonist Maya, I was born hearing and have slowly lost bits of my hearing over the years in addition to dealing with Auditory Processing Disorder, both of which require me to wear hearing aids. While Maya is immersed in the ...
  • Maddie☾✶
    Jun 20, 2019
    4.7 stars I?m so so so grateful I was able to receive an ARC for this book, it was definitely unexpected favorite of the year. Maya Harris is deaf and when maya has to leave her school for the deaf in her senior year to go to attend a hearing school things change drastically for ...