by Deborah Lytton


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Stella is a vivacious teen with a deep yearning to become an accomplished Broadway musical star. Her dreams are shattered when a freak accident renders her deaf. Struggling mightily to communicate in a world of total silence, she meets Hayden who has such a pronounced stutter she can easily read his lips because he speaks so slowly. Communication leads to connection and an unexpected romance as they learn from each other and discover their own ways to overcome setbacks, find renewed purpose and recognize their true voice.

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ISBN-13: 9781609079451
Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing
Publication date: 03/03/2015
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: HL460L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Deborah Lytton is an established writer who began her work life as an actress at the age of six. She graduated from UCLA and Pepperdine University with a degree in law before becoming a writer. She lives in California with her two daughters and is an active blogger and member of SCBWI.

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Chapter 1

I hear the thunder of feet moving across concrete floors. Lockers clanging. Cell phones ringing. Flirtatious laughter. Hollered greetings. Books dropping. Doors slamming.

The melody of Monday morning at Richmond High School. It plays in my ears like a soundtrack to a movie about someone else's life. I watch from the outside. Listen from the outside. Moving through the noisy hallways without making a single sound. Because I am a nobody. Invisible. Silent.

I walk down the crowded corridor, wrapped in anonymity.


  • YA Romance fans
  • Readers of Fault In Our Stars
  • Readers with any disability will relate to the story of overcoming the challenges of disability

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