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...
I read this in just a few hours. Very good! Read the sequel as well. Wish there was more! 55
I read this book for English because I didn’t have a book and it is my favorite! I love all the characters and I’m normally not a huge reader but I read this out of class and at home..... a must read!!! 55
This books is extremely good! It was my escape from the real world. I would read this book when something didn’t go right in life and it made me feel like anything can happen! I would recommend this book! 55
I read this ages ago when it was just on Wattpad. Loved it then. Love it now. 55
This book reminds me of the best love life of my college time. It was really a going back to old times. Thanks Natasha. God Bless You 55
This is the book the got me into reading and after I finished reading it I didn’t even hesitate to purchase the next one!!! 55
This book had my attention from beginning! Now I need to read the rest of the series!! 55
this showed up in my recommended so i started reading it and i LOVE it. 55
I enjoyed this book. I thought the premise was interesting and the story written well. However, the book had so many errors: spelling, typos, missing words, etc. it was annoying. Someone did not do their job. I’m afraid the editor and the proofreader have done the author an injustice and probably prevented more readers from reading and buying her books. Perhaps a new publisher? I hope for Ms. Preston’s sake I hope this problem is resolved in future books especially since this the first in a series. Personally I’m still considering whether to buy the rest of the Silence series. Respectfully, Diane McKissick. 35
I loved this book so much!! Very great story and the author did a amazing job ! I never wanted to stop reading it. 55