El Deafo by Cece Bell
After experiencing some hearing loss around the age of four, Cece has somewhat grown used to being different. She cannot hear the music her friends play and people tend to yell at her, which only makes hearing harder. When she starts school with her new, powerful hearing device, the Phonic Ear, however, Cece is terrified. Will she ever fit in? This story, based on the author’s own life, chronicles Cece’s ups and downs as she tries to make friends, interact with her crush, and find her place. Both humorous and moving, El Deafo is sure to win over readers.