This book was one of my favourites when I was younger and holds up pretty well actually The mystery is in depth and the descriptions of sign language were enough that even with my basic knowledge I knew Kate Chester was getting it right.Sara Howell is a well formed character, and the plot is quick moving I wish this hadn t gone out of print. Sara Howell Is Smart, Savvy, Beautiful And Deaf When Her Father, Lt Paul Howell, Is Killed By A Hit And Run Driver, She Feels It S Her Duty To Find Some Answers Her Brother, Steve, Insists The Case Is Too Dangerous For Sara, But She Persists Soon Sara Finds Herself In The Middle Of An Investigation That Puts Her And Steve In Danger Than She Could Imagine Young Adult I m usually not a fan of mysteries, but the premise of this book had me interested I found it very unique that the author decided to make her detective a deaf teenager It makes the descriptions in the book very interesting and in depth in some way, as the character has to see everything, instead of hearing it. Seeking the undeniable truth of her father s mysterious hit and run accident Sara Howell becomes her own detective to finding the truth to her father s death. An excellent book that shows that just because you have a disability , it doesn t mean you can t stop your dreams from coming true A short, quick read that has suspense, drama, and action, all rolled into one. , About a deaf girl who lives with her older brother because their parents were killed Older brother in a policeman. Shadow Point Bridge collapses, killing five people and shocking a community The collapse is deemed an accident, along with the hit and run which kills police officer Lt Paul Howell But there is something sinister going on in the shadows Paul s death leaves behind his two kids Steve and Sara Sara is still a teen, and has spent most of her life sheltered in Edgewood School for the Deaf But beneath her lack of hearing is a keen mind, and she finds herself being drawn into the mystery of her father s death as well as the mystery behind the bridge s collapse However, the closer Sara grows to finding the truth, the she and her older brother are put at risk Can she find the answers before it s too late This book was a little slow, but enjoyable Sara is such an interesting character, and her older brother is so adorable in his protectiveness I couldn t help but care about them both.The beginning was a little confusing, as there was a lot of information being thrown at the reader and it was hard to separate the different events Also, I feel like the reader was supposed to view the events as separate, just like the characters did, but considering how closely they were introduced to the reader After that first chapter or two, though, the two events weren t so intermixed any.Also, with Sarah s deafness The book walked a very fine line between hitting the reader over the head with her deafness and with just having it be a part of her life There was maybe once or twice I felt it was a little too much, but, for the most part, the balance was just right.The level of mystery was just right for a young adult reader not too hard for them to put the clues together, but hard enough it isn t obvious.Overall, it was an enjoyable read and I will be picking up the rest of the series. Sara got on my nerves, maybe in one of the other stories she ll be better I didn t like the way it was written I don t understand why the author decided to have Sara sign every thought in her head to herself Hearing people sometimes say things aloud to themselves, sometimes they even hold short conversations, but they don t say every thought that pops into their head aloud when alone there s a word for people who do thatcrazy When Sara is alone and has a thought, for some reason her fingers start flying, people sign to communicate with others, but since she s the one thinking the thought it seemed pointless in a book.The repetitive dialogue also annoyed me Someone will be talking, a good paragraph will be written, the writer would make it so that Sara didn t follow, like the person was either talking too fast or turned away Sara would sign to them that she didn t understand, and then they would repeat the entire paragraph over again This happened countless times, and is just a bad idea in a book, nobody wants to keep reading the same thing over and over This is a book, not real life, so you have to approach it differently Make Sara understand the first time or only have her not comprehend a couple times at the most.The story itself grew tedious, and at times I wished that Sara would take a long trip under the river perhaps forever Writer s do need to be creative when they have black characters Keesha and Marcus, how tiresome are those names for blacks Very.
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- 244 pages
- Death in the Afternoon (Hear No Evil , No 1)
- Kate Chester
- 02 June 2017 Kate Chester