By Virginia M. Scott
After contracting meningitis, a fifteen-year-old lady turns into deaf and needs to fight with accepting her listening to loss and being authorised by way of her family and friends.
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The times I'd called her, either she wasn't home or her line was busy. I guessed that as school settled into its fall pace, my friends had gotten busier and busier. One reason I looked forward to returning to school was that I missed seeing everyone, especially Sara. Page 39 As much as I'd been wanting to be at school, though, I had mixed feelings now that I was actually going back. At home, I could stop studying when I got tired, and I didn't have to worry about hearing teachers and other students.
But I, you see, was different. I, the good listener, was deaf now. Page 6 Chapter Two My problems all started last July. I could still hear then. It was a really hot month, so Sara and I and two other girls spent lots of time getting tan and having a blast at Pine Lake. We'd lie side by side on our towels and talk mostly about how we looked and, of course, guys. " Cindy Kreighton asked, fingering a nose that was kind of upturned and on the short side. The zillion freckles scattered over her face somehow went with the nose.
Gustie Blaine," I offered. "Gustie? " I thought he'd add a joke about it, asking as so many people did if I was born on a windy day. But Jack didn't. "It's short for Augusta," I explained. " And I liked him! As it happened, though, there wasn't time for me to see Jack Reilly on the beach again before the curtain fell on my summer. Page 11 Chapter Three Nobody knows for sure just where I picked up the terrible disease called meningitis, but it could have been at the beach or maybe at Jacob's, where Sara and I often stopped for a burger and fries.