For eleven years, Oakley Farrell has been silent. At the age of five, she stopped talking,and no one seems to know why. Refusing to communicate beyond a few physical actions, Oakley remains in her own little world.
Bullied at school, she has just one friend, Cole Benson. Cole stands by her refusing to believe that she is not perfect the way she is. Over the years, they have developed their own version of a normal friendship. However, will it still work as they start to grow even closer?
When Oakley is forced to face someone from her past, can she hold her secret in any longer?
*Silence deals with a sensitive topic and is recommended for 16+
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I loved the book a lot because it contained romance, suspense, drama and a huge mystery. Opposed to other YA books, this book was a page turner for me and chapter after chapter it always left me wanting more. I finished the book in 2 days. I have given the book four stars but not five because of the silly mistakes unfortunately. This book contained grammatical and spelling mistakes. I am surprised that they were in the final copy.
Many thanks to the author for making an amazing book. I look forward to purchasing the sequel.
I think this is the worst book I've ever read, and I've read Twilight.
The lack of understanding of mutism was, to say the least, pretty disappointing. It is the theme of the book, after all. I found it very frustrating as writing from Oakley's point of view was a brilliant opportunity to express her frustrations and feelings, and it didn't happen. Most of the book was, instead, spent using the exact same similes and metaphors for romance over and over.
The spelling, punctuation, and grammar was also difficult to forgive. There were sensitive subjects covered in the book, so you would have thought that proof-reading it would seem like a good idea. Apparently not.
There was very little to the story aside from the two main characters; as the other people were mentioned very rarely, I only picked up around 6 other names. Of those characters, I barely remember who most of them were or their relevance to the story despite trawling through all 500 pages of the book. There was almost no imagery, either, and the only examples I can think of were so uncreative and/or irrelevant that it might have been better to have none at all.
I think that, considering the painfully slow pace of the rest of the book, the end could have been improved on. About 96% of the book is incredibly dull and most of that seems to serve no purpose. (as I mentioned earlier, the author doesn't use the slow pace as a way of building characters or scenery) When you finally get to the 'good part', it moves so quickly that little emotion is captured and the ending is abrupt.
This book is a way of killing your time without spending a penny. Nothing more, nothing less.
Brilliant couldn't put it down and could wait to read the sequel Broken Silence