fragile [PREVIEW ONLY]

fragile [PREVIEW ONLY]

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jandralee By jandralee Completed


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.
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Fragile is published by Wild Hare Collective, however, I am currently unagented. For agent + media inquiries, please email me at

#118 in Teen Fiction 8/3/2017.

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__Lonely_Artist__ __Lonely_Artist__ Aug 03, 2017
I never did think about it like that... But I love that idea...
wutwazit wutwazit Aug 20, 2017
Yassssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Loved that 😍😍😍😍😍
marshy31 marshy31 Aug 01, 2017
They may by be able to hear it but they sure LOVE to feel it.
Violetta420 Violetta420 Aug 01, 2017
I love this already. ❤️ I've been trying really hard to learn sign language so that if I have kids who are deaf they won't need to worry about being "impaired" in front of me. Being deaf doesn't mean you're impaired it just means your unique ❤️
ShreeSwift7 ShreeSwift7 Jul 31, 2017
That's really true :) to be honest I've a friend who is deaf since he was born but he's really different
bhapsodies bhapsodies Aug 12, 2017
i love this i love this i love this i love this i love this i love this