Friday, March 20, 2015
Silence by Deborah Lytton, Blog Tour & Book Review
STELLA was born to sing. Someday Broadway. But everything changed when a tragic accident renders her deaf; she cannot hear, much less sing. Trapped in a strange new world of total silence, she must face not only the loss of her friends, her hopes, and her voice but also the loss of her identity and her life's purpose. Who is she is she's not a singer?
HAYDEN is a quiet loner, an outcast, and the only person Stella can communicate with; his profound stutter makes him speak so slowly, she is able to easily read his lips. As they find new ways to communicate despite their disabilities, their friendship grows into an unexpected—but welcome—romance. But is it a romance that can last if Stella regains her hearing and resumes her former life?
Alternating between Stella's and Hayden's points of view, Silence is a lyrical story of self-discovery, romance, and resilience, of two souls learning how to find their voices and break through the silence.
To sum this book up in two simple words: beautifully poetic. I was entranced by Stella's story from the first chapter and my attention remained fixated on it until the very end. She took a tragedy in her life and with the help of Hayden she turned it in a triumph. He helped her see the world in a new way, a new light, from a new perspective. I loved the underlying theme of hope...no matter what circumstances you find yourself in, there is always hope. Told from the perspective of Stella and Hayden, the reader is able to understand the journey of healing for both Stella and Hayden. A beautiful sweet young romance, this story of tragedy turned triumph will change your outlook on your own life and have you appreciating life. This beautifully poetic tale is one I will not soon forget and that I would recommend to any reader. It is poignant and will leave you pondering what in your life is really important.
You can pick up your own copy via Deseret Book.
About the Author:
DEBORAH LYTTON is a writer and actress who began her career in front of the camera at the age of six. She graduated from UCLA and Pepperdine University with a degree in law. Deborah lives in California with her two daughters. She is active in the writing and blogging community and is a member of SCBWI.
Source: Publisher for review
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