For eleven years, Oakley Farrell has been silent. At the age of five, she stopped talking,and no one seems to know why. Refusing to communicate beyond a few physical actions, Oakley remains in her own little world.
Bullied at school, she has just one friend, Cole Benson. Cole stands by her refusing to believe that she is not perfect the way she is. Over the years, they have developed their own version of a normal friendship. However, will it still work as they start to grow even closer?
When Oakley is forced to face someone from her past, can she hold her secret in any longer?

*Silence deals with a sensitive topic and is recommended for 16+

Silence - Natasha Preston Summary

Silence is the absence of ambient audible sound, the emission of sounds of such low intensity that they do not draw attention to themselves, or the state of having ceased to produce sounds; this latter sense can be extended to apply to the cessation or absence of any form of communication, whether through speech or other medium.Sometimes speakers fall silent when they hesitate in searching for a word, or interrupt themselves before correcting themselves. Discourse analysis shows that people use brief silences to mark the boundaries of prosodic units, in turn-taking, or as reactive tokens, e.g., as a sign of displeasure, disagreement, embarrassment, desire to think, confusion, and the like. Relatively prolonged intervals of silence can be used in rituals; in some religious disciplines, people maintain silence for protracted periods, or even for the rest of their lives, as an ascetic means of spiritual transformation...

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Silence - Natasha Preston Book Reviews (25,901)

Eager to move

Probably a good read for teens...3 star

This book was a bit of a skimmer. A very quick read. I may or may not pick up the next in the series but I think it’s a good book for young adults or teens. 35

rachel steiny :)

Silence5 star

I really really enjoyed this book. I usually don’t enjoy reading but over my spring break that’s all I’ve been doing with this series. If there was a movie, I think I might actually die. Not even kidding. 55


Loved!5 star

Amazing book. I read all the books in the series. 55


I cried like a baby...5 star

I was pulled to this book and couldn’t put it down. Kept you on your toes the whole time 55


Slilent5 star

One of the best books I’ve read. Keep you on edge the whole time, literally cried at the end. 55


Read read read5 star

This is sooo good I can’t stop reading 👍🏽👍🏽☺️☺️ 55

the_ newest_ boss

The second book5 star

Would it kill you to make the second book. I have read the sample, looked online and at the library at still nowhere else has it free. My parents say “only by things that are free” but the second books kinda defeats the whole purpose of that. But this book is good too 55


Oh my goodness5 star

This book man !!! 55


Love it!5 star

Absolutely love this series of books! 55

Katelyn Dastrup

AMAZING book5 star

I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a book that much for so long. I love it. It’s very inspirational. I would buy all the books if I could. 55


Amazing5 star

I loved this book so much! It was one of my favorites. 55


Wonderful read!!!4 star

It is very rare that I find a book that I can sit down and read the whole thing and with this one I did just that. This story kept me wanting to find out more and more about Oakley’s past with a twist of romance added on top. Easily my new favorite! 45


I couldn’t find any spelling or grammar errors5 star

I don’t know what other people’s problems with this book are. The “spelling and grammar errors” don’t exist. The author is English, so that explains why color is spelled colour, but it’s not a big deal. I loved the book, and I definitely would recommend this book to other people. 55


Love this series5 star

I love how it’s not just about a love story and is really good and fresh.I’ve read the first second just got done the second.❤️❤️ 55


Great book5 star

Great book ❤️ I really enjoyed it 55


Boring.3 star

I thought the book was all together good, except for the fact that I felt like it was dragging on. I’m not interested enough to continue into this series. 35


Amazing!!!5 star

Omg I love this book. I was immediately glued to the book, reading it all day and night. I knew something bad had happened to Oakley, but I just didn’t know what. I cried like a baby at the end when her and her family moved away. Can’t wait to read Broken Silence!! 55


Amazing5 star

This book had me reading non stop, whenever I had free time I would sit down and read the book. I can’t wait to read Broken Silence next.💖 55


Favorite book5 star

Love this series. This is a good way to talk about a hard topic. 55


Yasssx5 star

Can’t wait to read it let’s get it! 55

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