Book Review: Silence

silence

By Tierra Welch

Oakley Farrell stopped talking at the age of five. No one knows why, no matter how hard her family and friends tried they just couldn’t get her to tell them what happened. Now, in high school she’s bullied for her silence, and her fake smile is harder to show. Cole Benson, her best friend since childhood, knows something happened. But now it’s even getting harder to smile at him. Their relationship is changing, she wants to tell him but she can’t tell anyone. Someone from her past comes back into her life, and she can’t hold it in any longer. She does something no one thought she would do, speak.

This book by Natasha Preston has everything you could want in a realistic fiction. It’ll have you guessing what happened and who did it until the very end no matter how many hints are throughout the book you will never guess who did what. There’s even some romance in this beautiful story of this girl fighting silence. I read this book because it was for free on my Kindle Fire, never expecting it to be so good. I liked this book because it’s realistic. It doesn’t give you all that “Happily Ever After” stuff. It’s the painful truth, and it’s beautiful. I give this book five stars out of five.

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