Saturday, February 19, 2011

Read My Lips by Teri Brown



Read My Lips by Teri Brown
Release Date:  June 3rd, 2008
Publisher: Simon Pulse

Popularity is as easy as a good secret.
 
Serena just wants to fly under the radar at her new school. But Serena is deaf, and she can read lips really well-even across the busy cafeteria. So when the popular girls discover her talent, there's no turning back.
 
From skater chick to cookie-cutter prep, Serena's identity has done a 180...almost. She still wants to date Miller, the school rebel, and she's not ready to trade her hoodies for pink tees just yet. But she is rising through the ranks in the school's most exclusive clique.

With each new secret she uncovers, Serena feels pressure to find out more. Reading lips has always been her greatest talent, but now Serena just feels like a gigantic snoop...

This is one of those great finds that you sometimes run across when searching through older books.  This was such a cute book.  Serena's new friends tend to use her skill of lip-reading to dig up dirt and information.  She is deaf, but rather than learn sign language, she instead learned how to lip-read extremely well, where she can read what someone is saying from across a large room even.   Her unique talent in this caused some rather funny scenarios that had me grinning and laughing. 

Although there were funny scenarios, Serena also learns some not so nice things that make her feel guilty for spreading the information to her eager buddies.  This relationship between herself and her friends complicates her relationship with the guy she likes, Miller.

I loved the growing relationship between Serena and Miller.  It was a cute romance.  Additionally, I loved how neither Miller, or anyone else seemed to make too big of a deal about Serena's disability.  It was refreshing.

I would highly recommend this book if you are looking for a fun, lighthearted read that will lift your spirits and make you happy.

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