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Deaf Like Pluto

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  • Chapter 1

  • Space is completely silent to the human ear.

  • Sounds do exist, “but in the form of electromagnetic vibrations that pulsate in similar wavelengths.”

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  • Kaira

    My little brother is shaking me.

    Profile Picture of Kaira in Deaf Like Pluto
  • Wake up, Kaira, he says.

  • You’re going to be late.

  • It wouldn’t be the first time.

  • My dad always calls us down, but I never hear him.

  • I quickly slip into my favorite pair of jeans and a random t-shirt I find in my drawer.

  • Kaira

    When I get downstairs, Dad has already set a bowl of cereal on the table for me.

    Profile Picture of Kaira in Deaf Like Pluto
  • He asks me if I slept well.

  • I nod.

  • The clock reads 7:22;

  • three minutes before the bus comes.

  • I swallow the last of the milk in the bowl and sign goodbye to Dad.

  • Kaira

    I make it out of the house just as the bus arrives.

    Profile Picture of Kaira in Deaf Like Pluto
  • How are you? the bus driver asks me as I climb into the bus.

  • I sign the word “good” and sit behind him.

  • Kaira

    The seats are mostly empty.

    Profile Picture of Kaira in Deaf Like Pluto

Welcome to a new way to read!

Regular books are just lines and pages of text but Literal books look like a group chat. This intro will show you how to:

  1. Change and use the 4 different reading modes.
  2. Interact with the book to comment, take notes, and more.

Auto Load


When you select Auto Load you can set your reading speed (WPM), press play, and read the story as if the book were a group chat happening live.

AI Reader


Selecting the AI Reader will add AI voices to Auto Load so that you can hear the book read to you while each line of the book loads.

Tap To Load


If you'd rather control when each line of the book loads select Tap To Load. As you read tap the “Next Message” button to load the next line.

Free Scroll


Free Scroll mode allows you to do just as the name implies and freely scroll up or down throughout the book. All messages are pre-loaded in this mode.

Reader Tools


While reading you can tap on a speech bubble to make social comments, write private notes, define words, and translate words or sentences.

Ready to start?


Ready to get started? Tap start and then the play button to start reading your first Literal book in Auto Load mode.