Soundless is an exciting story about Fei, a young lady who has lived her entire life in an unfair community that is suspended on a tall cliff top. All of the people that live in her village are stone deaf, and their remaining senses are beginning to fail. Not to mention that the mainland has been starting to send them less and less food since their people’s vision is weakening. But when Fei takes action, everything changes.
This book has lots of elements that make it spectacular- characters, romance, and a unique perspective of the world. The author is smart about her choice of words, and you can easily imagine the scenes play in your mind. It never seizes to amaze me how a couple thin pages can make fantasy seem so realistic. All it needs is a bit more excitement.
I have never really thought about how it must feel for people who lack senses like sight and hearing. This book gave me a new perspective of which I could think about the world. Now, I can’t help but wonder what it would be like to live without my senses.
Reviewed by Lexi, Grade 6, Tuckahoe Area Library