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|Length: 248 pages||Age Level: 8 - 12||Grade Level: 3 - 7|
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I want my family to read this. I want my friends to read this. I want the whole world to read this!!!!! Cece's descriptions are dead on and this book is so important for those of us trying to live a normal life in a difficult situation. I'm forever grateful for El Deafo. And my friends, please keep the lights on and your face towards me. Thanks!
Cece loses her hearing at the age of four as a result of sudden illness. All at once, she has to relearn how to communicate with those around her, including family and friends. School turns out to be a bit tricky, since she can't read her teacher's lips at all times. Not to worry. Phonic Ear to the rescue!
Cece's Phonic Ear hearing aid gives her superpowers, but it also makes her feel alienated and different, not the easiest things to juggle while trying to make friends...and growing up. Sheesh.
I loved the illustrations, details and storyline. I was especially moved by her afterword about deaf culture and hearing impairment. Definitely worth reading whether you're a kid or an adult.
"I felt different, and in my mind being different wasn't a good thing. I secretly, and openly, believed that my deafness, in making me so different, was a disability. And I was ashamed."
"As I grew up, however, I made some positive discoveries about deafness and about myself. I'm no longer ashamed of being deaf, nor do I think of myself as someone with a disability...To the kid me, being deaf was a defining characteristic, one I tried to hide. Now it defines a smaller part of me, and I don't try to hide it-much. Today, I view my deafness as more of an occasional nuisance, and oddly enough, as a gift: I can turn off the sound of the world anytime I want, and retreat into peaceful silence."
I think El Deafo by Cece Bell is hilarious and very touching.
It starts with a girl named Cece [the author].
When she was four years old, she got very sick and her parents rushed her to the hospital.
The doctor said, “The fluid from her spine tells us that her brain might swell.”
When I read about this part, I felt very sorry and worried for Cece. Cece was diagnosed that she had hearing problems. She needed hearing aids.
Cece thought everyone would stare at her. Then a girl named Wendy who had cords sticking out of her ear just like Cece.
Cece felt happy because she was not alone. In my opinion, in school everyone always wants to have friends who either look like them, dress like them, or even smell like them. That’s why Cece was looking out for companionship.
The funniest part of this book is that Cece had a crush on Mike Miller.
She had many wild and funny imaginations about how Mike Miller was going to pursue her.
I have a lot of laugh because of Cece’s sense of humor.
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