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  • Hardcover
  • 171 pages
  • Belonging (Flying Fingers Club)
  • Virginia M. Scott
  • English
  • 12 September 2015
  • 9780833507952

10 thoughts on “Belonging (Flying Fingers Club)

  1. LARRY LARRY says:

    As posted in I thought that Belonging was an ok book This book dwelt too much on Gustie's dealings with her newfound deafness At 15 Gustie encounters spinal meningitis which resulted with her being deaf Of course intially she deals with this conseuence with anger Next she deals with her fluctuating hearing loss by trying to lip read and experimenting with a hearing aid At the same time her friendship with Sara Dana and others have have changed They are simply not comfortable with Gustie's deafness and do not want to bother with repeating themselves However she is not completely lost She finds solace with her Latin teacher her notetaker and her new boyfriend who has a Deaf brother and sister in law There is no mention of sign language or the Deaf culture until the last uarter of the book Even then Gustie doesn't really take advantage of it except learning fingerspelling She is hesitant about Deaf people because she has some stereotyped perception of the Deaf Belonging is about a teenaged girl's struggle with a hearing loss which turns her world upside down She loses some friends but gains new friends Meanwhile she has to adjust in order to stay on top of school She's rewarded with a new boyfriend who understands her plight and gives her valuable insights In the end she finally musters up the courage to tell people especially her parents how she wants to be treated


  2. Kimberley Shaw Kimberley Shaw says:

    Not a bad handling of an important topic mainstreamed late deafened schoolkid The author reworks and improves upon the core of this novel in her later book Balancing Act Happily there is much dDeaf YA experience described in novels now For some examples 5 flavors of dumb by Anthony John Deaf child crossing by Marlee Matlin and yeah I'll be honest my own A Handful of Spells


  3. Gaile Gaile says:

    I did not like it that the heroine in this book did not want to learn American Sign Language By not doing so she cut herself off from a rich and uniue culture going all the way to Martha's vineyard for the USA


  4. Mariama Mariama says:

    Mariama Camara67YBelonging By Virginia M Scott This book is about a girl name Gustie that cought an illeness called meningitis witch left her right ear deaf Things became hard for Gustie because she could no longer her well and she fell like there has been a wall between her and her friends and her feelings were bottled up and ready to explode Gustie best friend Sara had no time to hang out with her because they did not have time for each other and Sara was ignoring her As Gustie got use to her new life she has to ask people to repear things then ones and mostly worked on watc hing peoples lips witch made it easer for her to understand people Gustie learn about her self and meat new friends like Tony I really enjoyed this book because at the end of the book Sara and Gustie who were best friends forgive each other and realizes they are not alone and even though Gustie is deaf she has not change she is still the good and wonderful friend that will always be there for youMy favorite Character is Tony because I really like Tony because even though he really likes Gustie he was always there for her he tryed to encuriged her alot and tell her to stay true to herself and tell her that there was nothhing wrong with behing deaf as long as you be yourself Although Tony kissed Gustie and she did not enjoy it he stoped and then he understude her I rea;;y like Tony because I could conect to him because he is really nice and he is the tipe of gye that will always be there for you The Climax of the story is when Gustie went in the car with her mom and she told her mom that she just had a headache from the sun But really it was getting worst and in the carand she lowered her head to her lap her neck felt even stiffer than before her entire head felt as if it were being crushed She could not take the pain any and then she started yelling Mom my head hurts It hurt so much The pain was making her cry so her mom touck her home and fixed her up That is when she went in the hospital and they found out that she had meningitis In that part of the story It was really intenced and I wanted to find out what was next and what was going to happen next I was very curesI think the author wanted me to know that everyone is the same No matter if something in your body is not funtioning or u hang out with diffrent people you are still you and doint keep everything bottled like Gustie did it is always good to have someone to talk to and be your self at all timesI would recommend this book to everyone especially someone that fells like they are falling out of place and you doint feel your fitting in because this book can help you understand yourself and help you surch your hearts for the right answers I feel that kids in middle school should allsow read this book becaus e middle school can be very intence and confusing sometimes Try this book because you would love the great detailsOn i scale of 0 10 I would rate this book a ten because of the great describtion


  5. Nat Nat says:

    I enjoyed this story; as I usually enjoy books about teens who go blind or deaf This one was written well I didn't understand Gustie's friend Sara's so called problems at all The way she turned on Gustie her best friend of ten years was just sickening From day one after Sara found out her friend had been sick she didn't seem to care about Gustie's condition All she cared about was that she had to repeat herself She also began to feel like Gustie was pretending to get attention What an idiotI didn't buy the flimsy excuse for Sara's behavior at all


  6. Emily Beach Emily Beach says:

    I suggest everyone read this book if you are interested in school and how people bully each other This book is about a girl who has tons of friends but then soon goes deaf and all of her friends talk about her and leave her She starts to feel back and goes to therapy to get help It made me emotional because I don't like when people talk about each other It makes me upset If you like upsetting books read this


  7. Georgia Georgia says:

    This book is really good It is one of the books closest to real life I say this because what happened to the main character in this book could happen to anyone I am not going to ruin this book for anyone who wants to read it but basically it is about a girl who had it all She had the best life She was a cheerleader and was popular Something occurred in her life which caused her to realize who were her real friends


  8. Mary Mary says:

    This book is WAY dated and reads like a public service announcement than a novel I'm sure it was great for kids in the 1980's but I'm probably going to weed it from my school's collection now I wish I knew of a good YA fiction book about being deaf that I could replace it with though


  9. Alison Alison says:

    deaf


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