Thursday, 29 November 2012

Today I am Reading... Louder Than Words by Laurie Plissner


Louder Than Words
Blurb (from Goodreads):
The debut novel of an American original, Laurie Plissner's is both medical thriller and lyric love story in the tradition of magical realism

Since the snowy night when her family's car slammed into a tree, killing her parents and little sister, Sasha has been unable to speak except through a computer with a robotic voice. Nothing is wrong with her body; that's healed. But, after four years, Sasha's memory, and her spirit, are still broken. Then one day, she's silently cussing out the heavy book she dropped at the library when a gorgeous, dark-haired boy, the kind of boy who considers Sasha a freak or at least invisible, "answers" Sasha's hidden thoughts -- out loud. Yes, Ben can read minds; it's no big deal. He's part of a family with a host of unusual, almost-but-not-quite-supernatural talents. Through Ben's love, Sasha makes greater progress than she has with a host of therapists and a prominent psychiatrist. With him to defend her, bullies keep the world from ever understanding Sasha, he pulls away. Determined to win him and prove her courage by facing her past, Sasha confronts her past -- only to learn that her family's death was no accident and that a similar fate may wait for her, in the unlikeliest of disguises.

4 comments:

  1. This looks very interesting, a little bit of three different genres with a mystery to unravel. Great

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  2. This one sounds different. Can't wait to see what you think.

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  3. Right up my alley. The cover reminds me of hard cover books of the past that they printed the cover right on the book.

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  4. no jacket needed.... pun on winter time... get it???? hahahaha~~~~

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