Review: El Deafo by Cece Bell (Author) & David Lasky (Colorist )

Friday, August 16, 2019


Title: El Deafo

Series: Stand-Alone

Author: Cece Bell (Author) & David Lasky (Colorist )

Genre: Middle Grade, Autobiography, Memoir Graphic Novel

Publication Date: September 2nd, 2014 by Harry N. Abrams

Format: Digital e-book

Source: Library


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Starting at a new school is scary, even more so with a giant hearing aid strapped to your chest! At her old school, everyone in Cece's class was deaf. Here she is different. She is sure the kids are staring at the Phonic Ear, the powerful aid that will help her hear her teacher. Too bad it also seems certain to repel potential friends.

Then Cece makes a startling discovery. With the Phonic Ear she can hear her teacher not just in the classroom, but anywhere her teacher is in school — in the hallway... in the teacher's lounge... in the bathroom! This is power. Maybe even superpower! Cece is on her way to becoming El Deafo, Listener for All. But the funny thing about being a superhero is that it's just another way of feeling different... and lonely. Can Cece channel her powers into finding the thing she wants most, a true friend?

This funny perceptive graphic novel memoir about growing up hearing impaired is also an unforgettable book about growing up, and all the super and super embarrassing moments along the way.





Ohh wow this was the very first graphic novel memoir that I have ever read and I will tell you it won't be my last. I loved and enjoyed everything about it at first I didn't know this graphic novel was a non-fiction and memoir book until I read the genre on Goodreads. I was pleasantly surprised this was a memoir book because I don't read non-fiction or memoirs in books. But El Deafo was a really lovely and fun graphic novel memoir that I have read. I need to read more graphic novels memoirs more. The graphic design in this amazing was really cute and fun and the story within was amazing as well. I loved reading the life story of Cece Bell it was absolutely intriguing and very helpful as well to understand and learn a little bit more of people who are deaf. My favorite part was when Cece started class and to see the adventures she had while growing up and meeting new different friends. I also love when Cece could hear everything with her hearing aid what her teacher was doing inside and outside of the classroom and I thought it was so cute that Cece called it her superpower and called herself El Deafo, Listener for All. All and all I loved and enjoyed everything El Deafo that I can't wait to read more graphic novel memoirs hopefully soon. 












Cece Bell (Author)


I'm an author and an illustrator, and sadly not a jazz pianist. I live in an old church in the hills of Virginia with my husband, author Tom Angleberger. I work right next door in a new-ish barn. I've written and illustrated a bunch of books for kids and was lucky enough to get a Geisel Honor for one of 'em. If you want to know more about my hearing loss or my childhood (or both), check out my first graphic novel, El Deafo. It's only slightly fictionalized, honest! I'm at www.cecebell.com if you want to see more weird stuff.



12 comments:

  1. This looks sweet - thanx for sharing it

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  3. I didn't think I really liked graphic novels but I've just finished two I quite enjoyed so I may check this out. Thanks for sharing.
    Gemma @ Gemma's Book Nook

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  4. Great review. I thought it was a children's book and not a graphic novel from the cover. Not something I really read.

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  5. Great review. Cool that a memoir was written in the form of a graphic novel.

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