The Sign for Home is about Arlo, a twenty-three-year-old DeafBlind person trying to go to college for the first time. Despite the sober subject, it is actually a coming-of-age rom-com about Arlo’s search for the love of his life.
DeafBlind people need their interpreters to use tactile American Sign Language so they can feel the words in their palms. Arlo finds Cyril, a gay agnostic, to fulfill that role for him. It is an unusual pairing because Arlo has been raised as a strict Jehovah’s Witness.
The Sign for Home is a heartwarming tale that has some humorous, and some education, moments. The author explains some of the difficulties of living with limited vision and hearing very well. I would love to see a Lifetime film based on this book to spread the knowledge even further. 4.5 stars!
Thanks to Emily Bestler Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.