When I go swimming, I am no different from anyone else. Everyone is deaf underwater. Demi swims to forget her problems. The mess she's made with Jules, the only guy who seems to understand her. Being ignored by her old friends while she tries to fit in at a new school. And how hard it is to adjust to being deaf—especially when her family keep acting like she isn't. Then Demi meets Ethan, who doesn’t seem to care that she’s different. But she can’t hear what his friends are whispering about her. Can Demi trust him—or is she out of her depth?
About the Author
Chrissie Perry is the author of more than 30 books for children and young adults, including 13 books in the Go Girl series and Penelope Perfect series. Whisper was shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Book Award, was a CBCA Notable and won an IBBY.
"A coming of age tale with a twist . . . beautifully written and thought-provoking." —Bookseller
"I loved this moving story—it’s full of heart and humour, and Demi is unforgettable." —Fiona Wood, co-author, Take Three Girls
"Whisper is a profoundly moving, thought-provoking, realistic novel. Being hearing impaired myself for most of my life I completely related to the roller-coaster ride of losing one's hearing. This book is a must-read for all and will truly open up a world that is louder, deeper and even more resonant than before." —Dame Evelyn Glennie