Book Review: Whisper to Me by Nick Lake

Whisper to Me
Author: Nick Lake
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary
Released: May 3rd 2016
Review Source: Bloomsbury Children's | ReadingTeen

A remarkable story of strange beauty and self-discovery from Printz Award winner Nick Lake

Cassie is writing a letter to the boy whose heart she broke. She’s trying to explain why. Why she pushed him away. Why her father got so angry when he saw them together. Why she disappears some nights. Why she won’t let herself remember what happened that long-ago night on the boardwalk. Why she fell apart so completely.

Desperate for his forgiveness, she’s telling the whole story of the summer she nearly lost herself. She’s hoping he’ll understand as well as she now does how love—love for your family, love for that person who makes your heart beat faster, and love for yourself—can save you after all.

This is not going to be pretty so I will make it short.

I’m very disappointed with this story. I really wanted to like the book because I love reading these type of stories. Those with realistic fiction elements but this one was all over the place. It was odd and I didn’t feel comfortable reading it, and I am very odd. I just couldn’t keep up with it and for the most part I was highly annoyed. Then there are the ****** instead of the curse words, which is understandable for a young adult but when these are back to back, you really do not know what the character is trying to say! Let alone having ****** the entire page!

Who can guess what I am trying to say with this:
****** ********* ************ ******* **** ***** **** * **** ********** ************* ********
Yeah, no one.
Am I supposed to be guessing your story, Cassie? Because you made it impossible to do so. And the fact that your letter is over 450 pages… with no actual reason why you feel the way you feel and you keep putting me back to square one every other five pages… Yes, Cassie, I am very frustrated with you…

End of rant.

Overall, Whisper to Me was not a book for me. In fact, I should’ve DNF but I kept reading it to see if Cassie would give me something else other than her summer crush. And then pacing was just so slow, she just kept going in circles. Which is somehow understandable when you realize she is not mentally stable.

I do want to point out that I did enjoyed when she made friends with a girl she was not allow to hang with. Those moments I did liked since Cassie would do things she is not used to doing. Yet everything else just rambles and wanders off. Maybe you're think this story is quirky so if you want to go for it, then go ahead.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to hear you didn't like this one, Leydy. The cover looks great and the synopsis sounds interesting, so I thought I might like this story. But based on your review, I think it's better for me to pass. Anyways, thanks for the honest feedback!

    Julia Anne @ Peach Print


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