Alright, I won't be so mean. I actually really loved (this part is no exaggeration) the first section in this book (it is divided into three or four sections, each called a book), and I enjoyed the first little bit of the second 'book'. But soon after, I started disliking this book, and eventually couldn't bring myself to finish this. I just couldn't.
The book is basically about a girl named Grania, who is deaf, and her experiences in life before and during World War One. For the first bit, it is actually better than it sounds.