MiniReview: The Weight Of Silence

The Weight of Silence
The Weight of Silence- debut novel from Heather Gudenkauf- is thrilling.  I loved this novel from the moment I took it in my hands.  The first thing I noticed was how stunning the cover is... it draws so many questions and images into your mind.  The dusty colors, the little girl and the way she holds that broken necklace in her hands, it all makes you wonder what the silence is.  Is it the girl?  The family?  An unspoken crime of abuse?  The cover pulled me in.  Then it was the writing, and the way the novel was set up and the way it began to unfold.  I was hooked. 
The Weight of Silence is about two little girls who go missing.  We learn that Callie is a selective mute and her best friend, Petra, is her voice.  The two girls go missing in the early- their family wakes to find them gone from their beds.  The mysteries keep unfolding as the novel progresses... theres lying, abuse, and untold memories.  What was it that made Callie stop talking?  Where is Callie's father?  Who slept with whom, and who is really in love?  Where did Callie's brother, Ben, go and what is he capable of?  Did someone they know take the girls, or was it a stranger?  The girls live nearby, with woods that extend from their backyards.  Could the girls be lost in the woods?  The questions just keep coming until the end.  There are twists and turns to this psychological thriller.  I devoured this book.

write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow


Wait.. Im supposed to update??

Ohhhh HI.  Welcome to my dusty little blog!  So sorry I have neglected getting out the Pledge and rag to dust it off.  Crunch time right now- lots of prep and planning for vacation... 2 more IEPs due next week... progress notes.. educational assessments... State Ed barking down my back... making alternate programming in the classroom.. and just being over-worked in general.
I have 1 review to get posted and another should be coming up soon.  I also have a few crafty projects to show- alternated tshirts, hair pieces, headbands, and homemade candles.  Andddd I have to update my 2010 book list- 'cause, I haven't really even made it yet.

So for now, I say so-long... as I go watch Devil Wears Prada, drink some wine and grade a bunch of papers!

write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow