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El Deafo is about a girl who is about to start afresh at a new school. But the problem is that she has a gigantic hearing aid strapped to her chest. She is overwhelmed with nervousness because everyone at her new school won’t be deaf, unlike her older school. But at school she makes a terrific discovery, she could hear her teachers everywhere, in the classroom, in the hallways, anywhere and everywhere.
What makes this book stand out?
The autobiographical narration of the book makes it a fun read.
Read it for
The book portrays growing up beautifully.
Don't read it for
The book has a lot of questionable content. Cece’s teachers and parents are smoking multiple times, and the book also shows underage kids smoking and her friends do not really seem like her friends.