A Silent Voice

A Silent Voice

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Book - 2015
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LEARNING TO LISTEN
Shoya is a bully. When Shoko, a girl who can't hear, enters his elementary school class, she becomes their favorite target, and Shoya and his friends goad each other into devising new tortures for her. But the children's cruelty goes too far. Shoko is forced to leave the school, and Shoya ends up shouldering all the blame. Six years later, the two meet again. Can Shoya make up for his past mistakes, or is it too late?

Read the manga industry insiders voted their favorite of 2014!

"A very powerful story about being different and the consequences of childhood bullying... Read it." -Anime News Network
"The word heartwarming was made for manga like this." -Manga Bookshelf
Audience: T, ages 13+
Publisher: New York :, Kodansha Comics,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781632360564
Branch Call Number: MANGA SILENT v. 1
Characteristics: 186 pages : chiefly illustrations (some colour) ; 20 cm

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Scythers May 17, 2017

This series is well worth the read. Best manga I have ever read. It is not your typical Shonen or Shojo, rather it's a slice of life with a purpose. I don't want to give away too much about the story, but I consider this a must-read.

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Nakkid
Mar 18, 2017

A sweet coming-of-age story of a bully getting a taste of his own medicine. Well, I say "sweet," but in reality sometimes it's sad to see the way the deaf girl is bullied. The protagonist's realization of his actions though is nice, and I look forward to reading how he handles his past actions as the manga shows him getting older. Overall, the manga has a good story, believable protagonist, and a good balance of pain and humor to make it interesting.

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Sgt_Darkcore
Dec 20, 2016

it was pretty good itself, and makes you see how it feels to take a taste of your own medicine.
The whole series was so good I read it over three times!

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Indigo_Parrot_1
Oct 03, 2016

Can't wait for volume 2!!! I want it so much @-@

kirstd31 Mar 22, 2016

This was a really good book. At times it was hard to read due to the fact that the story is told from the bully's point of view. I am excited to read the next volume.

Vilka Dec 29, 2015

The first part of this was difficult to read--seen from the bully's point of view, I just wanted to shake the kid for the casual recreational cruelty he does and encourages in others. But when the tables turn on him, the boy is forced to develop his character, and I stopped wanting to clock him and started wanting to see what he'll do. Very curious to see in the next volume what this plan is that he's thought up and how Shoko will react after all this time.

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blessedOne
Jun 07, 2015

I really enjoyed this. Can't wait until SPL gets the next volume.

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Indigo_Parrot_1
Oct 03, 2016

Indigo_Parrot_1 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Nakkid
Mar 18, 2017

Coarse Language: A few bad words sprinkled here and there ("piece of shit").

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