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14 August 2013
Like Harry Potter, this is a story charting the lives of children who are different from normal society growing up at an obscure boarding school. There is even a white stag involved. But that is where the similarities end. This story is a distillation of how profoundly deaf children have been (mal)treated by the educational system. Its essence is based on true accounts, but it has been blended and compressed into a fictional story. If you have ever been curious about deaf education, and wanted to know what it was like being a pupil inside it, then this would be an excellent book to read. For deaf people, they will find some of their own personal experiences, or experiences of friends and family, echoed in these pages - I know I did. The icing on the cake is that the bulk of the story is set in the 1970s, and for me it provoked nostalgic memories of Star Wars, 2000AD and FA Cup finals.
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4.4 out of 5 stars