Book cover for A Quiet Kind of Thunder

A Quiet Kind of Thunder

Age 12 +



15 April 2021
336 pages
Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books


I don't know where to start. I'd give this book TEN stars if I could. I loved Beautiful Broken Things but I think I love this book even more. A brilliant depiction of social anxiety, a swoony subtle love story that creeps up on you, and meticulously researched, respectful and just beautifully written. This book is not only for the quiet ones, but by JOVE how the quiet ones will adore this book.
I felt like I was living this book
Beautiful, honest and compelling. Also, one of the best depictions of anxiety I have ever read.
I swallowed this in one delicious sitting, and I've been thinking about Steffi and Rhys ever since. Honestly, it's been weeks and I'm not over them. They're so well drawn that they feel really real for me in a way that makes me want to check in with them for the rest of their lives.