Author: Cece Bell
I am currently reading the graphic novel El Deafo, by Cece Bell. I really enjoy this book because it takes you through the series of events from which Cece goes through. The book begins with Cece getting sick, and how she winds up in the hospital for quite awhile. When she returns home, she notices she cannot hear a thing! She eventually gets hearing aids of her own to help her hear people better. She gets a machine called the Phonic Ear, it’s a brown looking box that straps around her waist and two earplugs that go into her ear attached by cords. When she starts kindergarten, she is placed into a hearing school, where all the kids have hearing aids. Cece feels that she fits in and is not embarrassed, but when she joins her local elementary school, nobody has hearing aids. Throughout the plot, Cece tries to fit in with everybody else. I think this book is a good example of making new friends and to never change.
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