Soundless

Book review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Solid standalone fantasy is inspired by Chinese folklore.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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age 13+

disappointing

Despite the strong female main character, I ended up disappointed in this book. It was interesting to envision a community that is entirely made of deaf people, and I appreciated that the portrayal was predominantly positive. However, in the end it's the return of the Fei's hearing that makes her into a hero, as though a person cannot be heroic unless they can hear--a very ableist point of view. I'm also unsure of the portrayal of Chinese culture.
age 12+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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