What does it mean to be normal?
It’s such a loaded word, with about a billion different meanings, and every one of them makes Ava Collins sick.
At 17, Ava has been deaf for as long as she can remember. She grew up constantly reminded that she wasn’t – and couldn’t – be normal, that she needed to be ‘fixed’, but it wasn’t until she met Theo De Vries that she learned the truth.
Deaf doesn’t mean broken, it means different. And different isn’t a bad thing.
Jandra Sutton contacted me and asked if I wanted to join her Instagram book tour. Of course I said yes, because it sounded like so much fun (and it is!) And well, Theo de Vries is a Dutch name and the main character is deaf, so that was very promising.
But then I started reading the book. Fragile takes you on its own rollercoaster and you love the ride. You don’t want it to end, because it’s so joyful and beautiful and then suddenly you go down and down and you want to jump out of the wagon, but you can’t, because it’s so mesmerizing.
It made me think about the important things in life and what it is to be normal. I mean, define normal. Aren’t we all different in our own ways?
Fragile is beautifully written and took my heart with it along the ride. I highly recommend it and do wish it had more chapters, because I couldn’t get enough.