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 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...
‼️‼️ AMAZING SERIES! This is the first book that I have read/bought off of iBooks, at first I just wanted to spend money on a book because I’d never read one on my phone and thought it’d be cool to have something to do during summer break. However, when I started reading silence I just couldn’t put my phone down, the author, Natasha Preston drew me into it, and made me want to buy the whole series. Through the series, I cried, laughed, and even felt like this story was personal, and I knew every character visioning them while reading. After I read Silence I instantly read Broken Silence, then I just couldn’t stop myself from going to the next, wanting to read from Jaspers perspective and not wanting the story to end. After reading all the books in this series I just want to read more!! Silent Night was so short, and I feel there should be more added to this amazing series, after finishing I’m still wanting to read further! There’s no way it can end with #3!!! 55
I LOVED THIS BOOK! I have a hard time finding books that fully catch my interest. But this book had me hooked in the first few sentences. The entire story was simply amazing. I couldn’t put it down. 55
i absolutely loved it. i think it has such a deep meaning behind it and i never wanted to take my eyes off of it. the way she wrote it made me imagine everything in real life with real people it felt like i was there. it was an amazing romance story which i don’t usually like. made my heart race, melt, and soar all at the same time. (i’ve read it over and over and never have gotten bored of it) 55
I have read the whole series and at first I never wrote a review. I stumbled upon the book again and even tho it has been awhile and I’ve read other books I can honestly say that this series is my favorite book series ever. I can also say that Natasha Preston is my all time favorite author. I have also read “Save Me” and “The Celler” and I can’t get enough. I love the way her books have romance, suspense, danger, and thrill in it. Like I said Silence series is my favorite series of all time. 55
Great read!!! Wishing I had a love like Cole and Oakley’s 55
Mediocre writing and a rushed ending. I’m disappointed i stuck it out honestly. I just kept hoping when Oakley finally spoke that it would make the rest of the book worth it. It didn’t. Oakley refusing to talk was more annoying then it was interesting. Cole’s relationship with Oakley was the most interesting part of the book but it wasn’t enough to justify that crappy rushed ending. 25
I loved it and I really hope this book turns to a movie! 55
This is one of the best books in the world. Ive read it 8 times and would read it agian 55
Great book 55
I read the summary for clarity and insight, but it was the complete opposite!! I just got lore confused and the story didn’t help either! The vagueness was a huge negative! I still don’t understand what genre this book is because it doesn’t scream romance! 15
The whole story focused on the gushy cheesy romance between Cole and Oakley, used the mystery suspense to keep readers going. Ending was mediocre at best. Felt like reading a bad fanfiction. 15
I have read this book (and the others in the series) many many times and I still can not help but cry throughout the whole book (series). 55
This book was so shocking & I loved it sometimes I read it and can't stop reading it because it comes with a few plot twists you don't want to miss out on! 55
Amazing Book would recomend to anyone who loves to read!!!! 55
My friend initially started this book and got me hooked on to it, it’s so great had me with mixed emotions the whole ride through 55
This book was great! I absolutely loved the storyline, and can’t wait to read the next book in the series!! I wouldn’t recommend to anyone under the age of 14, only because there are some adult things that aren’t appropriate for children. Overall, I loved this book and it’s now my favorite book ever!! 55
I LOOOOOOOVE this book! It has been my all time favorite book since forever. I’ve read about 80% of Natasha Preston’s books, and I each one. But, Silence has its own amazing things and each time I read it again my heart melts. Thank you so much Natasha for this beautifully written story. 55
The only reason why it was four starts and not five was because of the language and the inappropriate part. Otherwise this book is amazing! It really keeps you hooked... I love the setting and how Oakley and Cole were best friends and it came to be more than that. Love this book but if u read make sure you read the next ones too! 45
It’s a good thing they gave the first book for free it wasn’t even worth reading for nothing. I have never gone near a book that never should’ve been published to begin with, it was beyond awful 15
I loved this book it kinda reminds me of my past but I loved the characters and I loved the plot 55