The Words in My Hands by Asphyxia

Disclaimer: I received this e-book from Netgalley. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: The Words in My Hands

Author: Asphyxia

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 5/5 (just so I don’t lower the rating due to book formatting issues)

Recommended For…: young adult readers, science fiction, dystopian

Publication Date: November 2, 2021

Genre: YA Sci-Fi Dystopian

Recommended Age: Can’t recommend, DNFed

Explanation of CWs: Can’t recommend, DNFed

Publisher: Annick Press

Pages: 388

Synopsis: Set in an ominously prescient near future, All the Words that Matter is the story of Piper: sixteen, smart, artistic, and rebellious, she’s struggling to conform to what her mom wants–for her to be ‘normal, ‘ to pass as hearing, and get a good job. But in a time of food scarcity, environmental collapse, and political corruption, Piper has other things on her mind–like survival.

Deaf since the age of three, Piper has always been told that she needs to compensate in a world that puts those who can hear above everyone else. But when she meets Marley, a whole new world opens up–one where Deafness is something to celebrate rather than hide, and where resilience and hope are created by taking action, building a community, and believing in something better.

Review: If I wasn’t having to put a review in Netgalley I wouldn’t be writing one for this book at all. I’m also posting this on my pages because I use Goodreads, Storygraph, etc. and my blog as a journal keeping method since I do not retain a lot of information in my brain well enough. I’m sure this is a lovely book, but the format I was given is very screwed up. The pages are sideways and out of order. I really want to read this book, so I will come back to it one day, but for the purposes of getting it removed from my Netgalley lists I have to write this review and say I DNFed it at 6% in.

Verdict: I’m sure it’s great, but it was not in a format that was readable for me.