Reviews

Silent Song – Jaci Wheeler

Barret

I’m deaf. What most people see as a disadvantage I see as an advantage. I feel my wat through life in my 1969 Ford Fairline. The vibrations and speed sustain me, the race track is where I dominate. I though racing was all I needed to survive… but I was wrong.

 

Presley

Music is my life. I inhale the melody and breathe in the lyrics. That was until I met someone that opened my eyes to a new culture. Who knew all it would take was silence for me to really experience music.

 

When Silence and Sound collide, it creates an explosion of the senses.

 

First of all, I want to thank the author for granting me a review copy!
The book caught my attention, because after reading the synopsis, I just knew this wasn’t your usual romance book. And that was why I really wanted to read it!

 

I really ‘enjoyed’ our deaf main character. The author definitely did all she could to get us, the readers, to understand the things a deaf person deals with on a regular basis.

She also uses the ASL languages to demonstrate how hard it is to switch from ASL to English, and the other way around. I never knew how hard ASL actually is, and how different it is from our ‘regular’ languages. In the end, the context of the story explains a lot. But it does make you understand the issues someone can have when they mostly use ASL as a form of communication.

 

Both Barret and Presley felt so real to me. They definitely gave me all the feels! And it has been a while since I got that from a book! Especially from a book that falls into the romance category.
I also loved the progress of everything, and all the events that happened in this book. The characters learned from their past, and made them into the characters they were at the end!

 

It wasn’t the type of contemporary to read in the summer. You know those ones? That you can only read in the summer? Well, this isn’t one! I read it during the colder season, and I feel like you can read the book throughout every season.

 

I really enjoyed this book and I loved the main characters! If you want tp read a not-so-usual-contemporary, then I highly recommend you this book!

 

I ended up giving it 4,5 out of 5 stars!

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