El Deafo - Cece Bell

I grabbed this book on NetGalley because it just looked adorable. I love graphic novels, especially autobiographical ones. What I found I liked best

about this is that even though Cece’s situation – becoming deaf after meningitis – was not something I ever experienced, I felt her story of growing up was very real and relatable.

Cece is deaf, learning to use a phonic ear, but she is also am ordinary little girl who imagines herself as an extraordinary super hero. And really, who doesn’t do that?


Aside from her many books, there is another reason I was drawn to her work (pun intended). She also happens to be the wife of Tom Angleberger, a favorite author in our house. I had to read El Deafo, because Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus is brand new and waiting on the shelf.


I only received the first 40 pages of this book, so I can’t wait to read the rest!