The Silence Between Us was written by Alison Gervais.
I loved this story! In the book, a teenager named Mya moves to Colorado with her mother and her brother who has Cystic Fibrosis(CF). Mya, who is Deaf, now has to go to a hearing school where an interpreter accompanies her in all her classes.
This book was absolutely wonderful. The representation of Deaf culture and experiences is very precise. The reality of interpreters was also presented in the story in many different ways.
After just finishing ASL 3 at the college last week, it was perfect to continue to learn more through this story. As someone who wants to be an interpreter, the story also gave me insight on the life of interpreters, even though the story itself is fiction.
Alison Gervais has a truly magical way of telling stories. Her words fly across the pages and pull you into a completely different world. Her way of depicting the Deaf and Hearing communities is wonderful.
I highly recommend this story. If you read it, let me know what you think.