Title: Unspeakable Author: Abbie Rushton Publisher: Atom Published: 5th February 2015 Pages: 279 Format: Paperback Source:: Netgalley Copy Add It:Goodreads, Amazon UK, The Book Depository
Summary: Megan doesn’t speak. She hasn’t spoken in months.
Pushing away the people she cares about is just a small price to pay. Because there are things locked inside Megan’s head – things that are screaming to be heard – that she cannot, must not, let out.
Then Jasmine starts at school: bubbly, beautiful, talkative Jasmine. And for reasons Megan can’t quite understand, life starts to look a bit brighter.
Megan would love to speak again, and it seems like Jasmine might be the answer. But if she finds her voice, will she lose everything else?
How Do You
I initially heard about this book last year when the contract was announced and I have been waiting patiently to read the book ever since. With my excitement so high, it took me a while to read the book as I was just a little worried it wouldn’t live up to my expectations but fortunately that did not happen. I latched onto this book quickly and loved the narration. It was fast-paced, emotional, and was full of wonderful characters that I instantaneously loved. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for anything else that Abbie Rushton writes.
If there was one thing that I loved about this book it was the fact that Megan doesn’t speak. That sounds odd but it really worked with the narration of the book. I loved being inside her head, especially when you knew what she wanted to say but also knew that she just couldn’t. I also adored that Jasmine spoke enough for the both of them. Aside from that, the plot of this book was intriguing. There was a little bit of tension as you weren’t sure what was really going on but kept getting little hints and then it all came bursting out at the end. I enjoyed where this book took you and where it eventually ended up. I thought it was all very well done.
I really loved the characters in this book. I thought Megan was really unique and had an awful lot to deal with. I thought she was caring, loyal and incredibly sweet. She worried an awful lot and carried a lot on her shoulders but I think this just made her that much stronger as a character. But it was Jasmine that I found the most fascinating and readable. She was a character that talked a lot and made it seem like she was confident and together but this was just a facade. Underneath it all she was vulnerable, worried and just wanted to feel loved. I loved this about her character so much and thought it made her such an interesting character to read about.
Afraid To Speak
This book was a lovely, heart-warming and emotional read that I really enjoyed. There were a few things that didn’t feel quite right and in some parts it felt a little rushed but for the most part, it was a really great read. I loved all of the characters, loved all of the tension and I really enjoyed the ending as well. It was really lovely and cute. So if you’re looking for a book that is quick but full of depth and involves a dark, deep secret, then I highly suggest reading Unspeakable!
** I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. **