Friday, March 6, 2015

Blog Tour: Silence by Deborah Lytton

 Silence by Deborah Lytton

Book Description:

Stella was born to sing. Someday Broadway. Even though she is only a sophomore at a new high school, her voice has given her the status as a cool kid. But then a tragic accident renders her deaf. She cannot hear herself sing not to mention speak. She cannot hear anything. Silence. What happens when everything you have dreamed of and hoped for is shattered in a single moment?

Enter Hayden, the boy with blonde curls who stutters. He is treated like an outcast because he is not normal. And, yet, Stella feels an attraction to him that she cannot explain. As Hayden reaches out to help Stella discover a world without sound his own tragic past warns him to keep a distance. But their connection is undeniable. Can the boy who stutters and the girl who is deaf find a happily-ever-after?

SILENCE is a story of friendship and hope with a lesson that sometimes it takes a tragedy to help us find beauty and love in unexpected places.


I really enjoy a good YA. For the most part, I feel like they'll be safe (content-wise), and enjoyable and entertaining. I was happy to find that Silence met (and exceeded) my expectations. I loved the characters and was immediately drawn into the story. Stella's situation (even before her accident) tugged at my heartstrings. Hayden was amazing. Not many kids his age would reach out like he did, but their situations were a perfect combination to help each other.

The story was very emotional. Even though it caused physical pain (my head hurt from all the crying), I'm really happy I had the chance to read this ARC. I don't know that I would have picked it up just based on the cover. If you feel the same, you really should look past that and dive into the story. It is worth the read.

Silence is clean and an engaging story with an excellent message that who we are is much more important than what we are. It also has good messages about forgiveness and serving others. I will definitely read more by Deborah Lytton.  

About the Author:

Deborah Lytton is an established writer who began her work life as an actress at the age of six. She graduated from UCLA and Pepperdine University with a degree in law before becoming a writer. She lives in California with her two daughters and is an active blogger and member of SCBWI.

Title: Silence
Author: Deborah Lytton
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Published: March 2015
ISBN: 1609079450
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a review.
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