Thursday, 5 February 2015

Unspeakable by Abbie Rushton

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Little, Brown Book Group UK and NetGalley.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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?

Unspeakable by Abbie Rushton

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

Unspeakable(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Little, Brown Book Group UK and NetGalley.)

This was an okay story about a girl who dealt with her grief and guilt over her best friend’s death, by becoming mute.

Megan was a bit of a troubled character, but I understood how difficult it was for her to deal with her grief, and to also be unable to speak. The way the other kids teased her was awful, and they made her inability to speak even worse than it was.

The storyline in this was quite mysterious, and I was curious over what had happened to Hana, and why Megan felt responsible for her death. Even when the pace was a little slow I had to keep reading to try and work out what had happened. Why did Megan feel so guilty? How had Hana really died? And were the two of them having some kind of romantic relationship when she died?

There was some romance in this, but it wasn’t clear if Megan would ever acknowledge how she felt about Jasmine. I wanted this pair to get together, or even just for things to be cleared up between them, but I also realised how difficult it was for Megan to discuss this with Jasmine, especially given her inability to speak.

The ending to this was pretty good, and there were a couple of twists that I didn’t see coming. I was happy that Megan and Jasmine got a happy ending in the end though!
Overall; interesting story about a girl turned mute due to grief and guilt,
6.5 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. While I read a lot of mm books I haven't read a lot of f-f books, don't know why, but this definitely sounds intriguing and like an intense read. Glad you enjoyed it despite some issues.