Following a severe illness, 15-year-old Demi is left profoundly deaf.
She must adapt to her now-silent world and learn the language of signing, while wrestling with the frustration that she is missing out on her ‘previous’ life and not quite identifying with her new peers who have dealt with their deafness all their lives. Will she ever be able to dance again, and how on earth will she find a boyfriend now? A powerful and thought-provoking story exploring familial relations, teenage spats, judgements and longings. Beautiful descriptions in almost photographic detail highlight only too painfully the loss Demi now feels, but also the breakthroughs she makes on her journey of self-discovery under extraordinary circumstances. A gem of a read!