Official Review: Being Greta by Maxine Sinclair

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Re: Official Review: Being Greta by Maxine Sinclair

Post by Cotwani » 19 May 2019, 04:58

Sounds like an interesting read. I don't understand why Greta's family didn't learn to sign - I am already starting firmly established in Greta's corner. Like you, I have high hopes for Connor. Guess I will have to find out if my hopes will prevail! Great review!
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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth » 19 May 2019, 06:12

Bluebird03 wrote:
18 May 2019, 21:14
It was difficult to read of how Greta's mother and Olly treated her. No wonder her self esteem suffered. This does sound like a story that champions those with disabilities and what they have to overcome just to lead a "normal" life. That was a great review!
Thank you very much!

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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth » 19 May 2019, 06:13

Cotwani wrote:
19 May 2019, 04:58
Sounds like an interesting read. I don't understand why Greta's family didn't learn to sign - I am already starting firmly established in Greta's corner. Like you, I have high hopes for Connor. Guess I will have to find out if my hopes will prevail! Great review!
I couldn't understand why they didn't learn to sign either! Thanks for your comment.

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Post by sakshi_agrwl » 19 May 2019, 06:14

This seems like a captivating story and the review is great! The way people treat someone with a disability is often questionable, one could just have the intention of helping out but that just reminds the person of the disability. Portraying the thoughts and feelings of someone disabled is a great idea to explain the same.

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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth » 19 May 2019, 06:15

imSunshine wrote:
18 May 2019, 22:39
Brendan Donaghy wrote:
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This sounds like one worth reading. Many thanks for your excellent review!
I have the same opinion..I am interested of this book..nice review
You won't be disappointed! Thank you for your thoughts!

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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth » 19 May 2019, 06:16

Krissykat wrote:
18 May 2019, 23:22
Outstanding review. Your description of the book and your own insightful opinions made me want to read this book right away. And your right, friends and family members don't always understand what's its like to live with a disability.
Thank you for your kind words!

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Post by imSunshine » 19 May 2019, 06:30

I know..it is my pleasure to read it..thanks as well

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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth » 19 May 2019, 11:01

sakshi_agrwl wrote:
19 May 2019, 06:14
This seems like a captivating story and the review is great! The way people treat someone with a disability is often questionable, one could just have the intention of helping out but that just reminds the person of the disability. Portraying the thoughts and feelings of someone disabled is a great idea to explain the same.
Thank you for your thoughts!

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Post by Meg98 » 19 May 2019, 19:34

Great review! This sounds like an eye-opening story, with inspiration and over coming-obstacles being some of the main themes. I always love reading something that is completely unique, and this one seems like nothing less than that from your description. I will have to check this one out! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Cheers:)
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Post by unamilagra » 19 May 2019, 21:34

This sounds like a really interesting book. I don't think I've read a book from the perspective of a deaf person before. I can't imagine not bothering to learn to sign if I had a deaf child. I can't even imagine how Greta must feel in a world where her own loved ones don't want to include her. I hope things worked out for her! Great review!

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Post by Uinto » 20 May 2019, 00:33

I think the storyline is beautiful. Greta's determination and zeal for life is contagious despite her disability. Nice review

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Post by kandscreeley » 20 May 2019, 13:47

This sounds like a lovely book. I've been around enough hearing impaired people in my life to know that they aren't really different from anyone else. I've always wanted to be fluent in sign language, but I only know a couple of signs as well as the alphabet. I'm interested to see what happens to Greta and this documentary.
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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth » 21 May 2019, 04:47

unamilagra wrote:
19 May 2019, 21:34
This sounds like a really interesting book. I don't think I've read a book from the perspective of a deaf person before. I can't imagine not bothering to learn to sign if I had a deaf child. I can't even imagine how Greta must feel in a world where her own loved ones don't want to include her. I hope things worked out for her! Great review!
I know, I can't imagine either! Thank you!

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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth » 21 May 2019, 05:03

Uinto wrote:
20 May 2019, 00:33
I think the storyline is beautiful. Greta's determination and zeal for life is contagious despite her disability. Nice review
Thank you!

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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth » 21 May 2019, 05:17

kandscreeley wrote:
20 May 2019, 13:47
This sounds like a lovely book. I've been around enough hearing impaired people in my life to know that they aren't really different from anyone else. I've always wanted to be fluent in sign language, but I only know a couple of signs as well as the alphabet. I'm interested to see what happens to Greta and this documentary.
I know a few signs, but would love to learn more. Thank you for your comment!

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