Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Silenced by RaeBeth McGee *****

(Picture from RaeBeth McGee's website)

Silenced by Raebeth McGee was a fabulous read. If you like the book "Speak" you are going to love "Silenced".

Amber Brown spent her entire existence believing that Dave was her father. When she learns that he is not her biological father, Amber goes through severe emotional trauma and depression. She just can't believe her mother has lied to her all this time.

When they move to a new town, she is consumed by what she calls "the darkness" and cuts herself to relieve the pain she feels within. With a hatred toward people and anger towards her mother and Dave, she feels that cutting is the only way to feel better.

When she finds a friend, Casey, the first day at her new school, she isn't sure what to think, let alone trust. She does give Casey a chance though, unable to shake the feeling that she looks so familiar.

Casey introduces her to parties, drugs, and her new boyfriend Landon. In the midst of it all, Amber wants to find her real dad, and he may be closer than she thinks.

Follow Amber through her trials, overcoming depression and cutting, and the discovery of love and life.

Silenced was an excellent read with a great eye opener to the world of cutting. This is a serious action among many teenagers today, and lets us into a world of what may actually be going through one's mind with this type of behavior.

I give Slienced ***** (5) Stars, BK Walker, Author of "Near Suicide" and "Dares And Dreams". http://bkwalkerbooks.weebly.com

Learn more about this author : Raebeth McGee

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