the quiet book

nzmstuff  asked:

Book recommendations for each house?

Hufflepuff: A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

A love story between a deaf boy and a girl with severe anxiety that causes her to be a selective mute. Extremely cute story with lots of fluff and fantastic representation that integrates sign language seamlessly into the writing 

Ravenclaw: Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

A series of letters between residents of an island known for its love of pangrams (sentences containing every letter). They have a statue of the world’s shortest pangram but, after a storm, the letters start to fall off and it’s taken as a divine message. The government starts to ban letters as they fall off the statue and so the book continues with an ever decreasing alphabet. A short read but very clever and thought provoking

Gryffindor: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

A thought provoking commentary on police brutality in the usa. Follows Starr, a black girl who witnessed her friend being shot by police, and her relationship with racism. Would definitely recommend to any white person as it’s incredibly eye opening, and there’s great representation for minorities

Slytherin: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Three sisters, each with different magical powers, have an equal claim to the throne. They’re separated in their childhood and their powers are honed by their adoptive families. The night they turn sixteen, the fight for the crown begins. The winner is the last one standing. Reminds me of a YA Game of Thrones, lots of court politics but worth noting it’s part of a series so later books will likely have more action

And why did people have to call me “quiet”? I hated being called quiet. People always said it like it was some kind of deficiency—like just because I didn’t put everything out there right away, I was unfriendly or arrogant. My mom had understood. You may be slow to warm up, but once you do, you light up the whole room.
—  Jenna Evans Welch, Love and Gelato

I laugh at how the Harry Potter movies always had to one-up the books like

Book 1: Harry keeps Quirrell from the Stone, passes out and Quirrell dies
Warner Bros: aye let’s have Harry fucking murder Quirrell and then Voldemort can fly straight through him lmao
Book 2: Harry fights the Basilisk
Warner Bros: CLIMB. THE. STATUE!
Book 3: Harry blows up Aunt Marge
Warner Bros: *sends her outside like a lost balloon* lol bye bye
Book 4: Harry cleverly tricks the dragon and gets to the golden egg
Warner Bros: DRAGON CHASE! FLY POTTER! FLY FOR YOUR FUCKING LIFE! Oh, and kill the dragon..
Book 5: Fred and George summon their brooms and fly out of the school
Warner Bros: FIREWORKSSS!!!!!!
Book 6: Quiet Christmas at the Burrow discussing Draco, the Prince and Fenrir
Book 7: Voldemort duels Harry in the Great Hall, instantly defeated because the Elder Wand is Harry’s
Warner Bros: Hold my Butterbeer