Whisper to Me by Nick Lake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Cassie has a secret that she has been keeping from the boy she is falling for. Cassie has survived a couple of traumatic experiences and she now hears the voice of a woman telling her what to do. Is this voice a murder victim? Will the voice go away if she finds the murder? Through a letter to the guy she had to push away, she recounts the events of the past summer and the turmoil surrounding her life.
Whisper to Me is a coming of age story that will lead readers into a murder mystery along the way. The account to given in the form of a very long letter, so the casual tone makes for a page turning read. Cassie does not like to use swear words and she uses **** and other symbols to replace words and topics in the story. Although the format of the story rambles and wanders at times, once the reader understands that the narrator is mentally unstable, it just becomes a quirk of the tale and it adds to the uniqueness. Readers of Lake’s other stories will find a pleasing escape from all the series fiction that is constantly being published in the young adult novel world.
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