Silence - Natasha Preston

Silence

By Natasha Preston

  • Release Date: 2012-10-19
  • Genre: Romance
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 18,585 Ratings

Description

For eleven years, Oakley Farrell has been silent. At the age of five, she stopped talking,and no one seems to know why. Refusing to communicate beyond a few physical actions, Oakley remains in her own little world.
Bullied at school, she has just one friend, Cole Benson. Cole stands by her refusing to believe that she is not perfect the way she is. Over the years, they have developed their own version of a normal friendship. However, will it still work as they start to grow even closer?
When Oakley is forced to face someone from her past, can she hold her secret in any longer?

*Silence deals with a sensitive topic and is recommended for 16+

Reviews

  • Amazing!

    5
    By pugvilla
    This is a super great book! Ive read the others too, all amazing. The reason i wrote this though os to ask: why is the cover changed from the girl with brown hair to blonde? I am certain it was brown so im not just crazy but what was the point.
  • No words

    5
    By Softball gale
    There are no words I can describe this book as. More like too many I can't begin to tell you. I never set stopped. Finished it so quickly, I just couldn't stop. As soon as I finished I had to buy the second book. I usually have a hard time finding a good book, this one definitely caught my eye. Read the whole series within a week!! Definitely recommend.
  • Silence by Natasha Preston

    5
    By angelicaa86
    Recommend !!!!!
  • I’m crying right now

    5
    By Me lover 123
    This book is by far one of the BEST books I have ever read in my life. It really got to me, I’m literally crying right now after reading it for the second time. I would give it ten stars if I could!!!
  • Loved it

    5
    By Haidenburr
    So perfect the ending was so sad that it made me cry😭😭
  • Just no

    1
    By tru3star
    I don’t know where to begin with this. I had so much to say but I wouldn’t even bother
  • Riveting

    5
    By Illraceu
    Sad but good.
  • Silence

    5
    By ZivaChavive
    Sweet Jesus! What a story! Growing up myself challenged physically, by disease v abuse, I could relate to Oakely. I never had a Cole in my life. The actions and characters throughout are so real, the progression absorbing passions. Bravo Natasha Preston. You've got me as a devoted reader of your work. Thank you for "Silence". LLL
  • Underwhelming, cliche, & predictable

    2
    By calvin the asian
    I started this book because.. A. I enjoy teen fiction. B. It was free C. It had good reviews. This book pulls you in by getting you to think it's about a mute teen girl, and why she's mute. However, it is actually a gushy, moves-way-too-fast "love" story. This book is as cliche as they come. The author tries(and fails) to capture a relationship blossoming from a childhood friendship. This dream boy with no character structure(besides... banter that isn't really banter, since it's never anything even 1/10 offensive) besides being perfect, has stuck by Oakley through everything, including her being mute for 11 years. She also isn't just mute, she refuses all forms of communication(including writing, texting, and other things) except nodding and shrugging. She also occasionally laughs. Despite this, she attends public school(Though it's never addressed how she writes down answers, since she doesn't even write down notes to her best friend.) seemingly without much issue besides bullying. Despite the fact Cole, the priorly mentioned dream boy, has never communicated with this girl, he loves her. Though, he nor she expressed or felt this way before the story began, and suddenly they are in love and no longer feel like siblings. This leads to them being flirty friends for around 2 weeks or so. During this time, Oakley has PTSD from ?? event, and has "panic attacks" upon being touched sometimes(which last maybe 2 sentences, then she's back to being fine.) The book really lost me when, within minutes of becoming a couple, they had intercourse without much doubt from Oakley, despite her trauma. They also continue regular intercourse, her seemingly being healed from that aspect of the trauma overnight.. Then, the "big reveal" is mostly predictable from the get go, and it's almost completely obvious by the middle of the book. I was expecting a lot more from this book, due to the popularity, but was extremely let down in the end. I can't imagine why anyone would pay for the rest of the series, seeing as this one was cliche from one second to the next. Also the chapters feel as if no one bothered to proof read, and the point of views sometimes change multiple times in one sentence. I try to not give up on books, to give them a fighting shot til the end, and I regret that with this book. I think all of the good reviews are from people who exclusively read Wattpad stories.
  • Amazing

    5
    By mrsryan82
    One of the best books I've read in a long time! I need to know more about Cole and Oakley!!!

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