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Book Review: Unspoken

What if your imaginary friend wasn’t? This is the question answered in Sarah Rees Brennan’s book:

Brennan, Sarah Rees. 2012. Unspoken. New York: Random House.

This book made me scream out loud at the end, a testament to how much Sarah Rees Brennan made me care about the characters.

It’s hard to write about this book without giving away important spoilers. Aside from the one I just gave. It’s set in a small town in the English country. For many years the area has been lacking its leading family. Local folk, when you can get them to talk at all, are divided on whether this was a bad thing.

Around this time, Kami Glass, who is both a local girl and an outsider owing to her heritage, plows her way into creating a school paper. Kami sees herself as an investigative reporter and has the will and charisma to dragoon friends into her investigations.

Which is a good thing, because with all the odd things going on in her town of Sorry-in-the-Vale, Kami needs all the help she can get. Even from the newly enfleshed voice inside her head.

Aside from the main story, the scenes with Kami and her family are endearing. Also of interest are the scenes where various secrets are revealed. Most of them are unexpected and a few are deadly. The whole book was well paced and hard to put down.

As with Team Human, I actually read Unspoken awhile back but it has stuck with me too. I also, really, really want to read the sequel!

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