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Blurb (from Goodreads):
My name is Tess Turner - at least, that's what I've always been told.
I have a voice but it isn't mine. It used to say things so I'd fit in, to please my parents, to please my teachers. It used to tell the universe I was something I wasn't. It lied.
It never occurred to me that everyone else was lying too. But the words that really hurt weren't the lies: it was six hundred and seventeen words of truth that turned my world upside down.
Words scare me, the lies and the truth, so I decided to stop using them.
I am Pluto. Silent. Inaccessible. Billions of miles away from everything I thought I knew.
Tessie-T has never really felt she fitted in and after what she read that night on her father's blog she knows for certain that she never will. How she deals with her discovery makes an entirely riveting, heart-breaking story told through Tess's eyes as she tries to find her place in the world.
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
“I might not always pay attention in Biology, but I am pretty certain that two blue-eyed parents cannot produce a brown-eyed child.”
This was a YA contemporary story about a girl who stopped talking.
I felt quite sorry for Tess, the information that she stumbled across on her dad’s computer was quite sensitive, and to find out in such a harsh way couldn’t have been easy for her.
The storyline in this was about Tess suddenly stopping talking as a form of protest, and I totally got why she did it. I did find the way that she talked to a plastic goldfish flashlight in her head a bit weird though!
The ending to this was pretty good, and I was satisfied with the way things worked out for Tess.
7 out of 10