Impossible Music – Sean Williams – Clarion Books – Published 2 July 2019 




Music is Simon’s life—which is why he is devastated when a stroke destroys his hearing. He resists attempts to help him adjust to his new state, refusing to be counselled, refusing to learn sign-language, refusing to have anything to do with Deaf culture. Refusing, that is, until he meets G, a tough-as-nails girl dealing with her own newly-experienced deafness.

My thoughts

If music was your everything, what would you do if you suddenly went deaf? This is the question Sean Williams explores in his gritty, upfront novel, Impossible Music. Questions about family, relationships, facing the future and following your dreams, even when they seem impossible, are the focus of Impossible Music. With a realistic teen male narrator, this book is gripping and compelling.

More information

Category: Young adult fiction

Genre: Contemporary

Themes: Deafness, music, sign language, romance.

Reading age guide: Ages 14 and up.

Advisory: References to sex, with some details. Coarse language.

Published: 2 July 2019 by Clarion Books

Format: Hardcover, paperback, ebook, audiobook. 310 pages.

ISBN: 9780544816206

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