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 lack of audible sound or presence of sounds of very low intensity. By analogy, the word silence can also refer to any absence of communication or hearing, including in media other than speech and music. Silence is also used as total communication, in reference to nonverbal communication and spiritual connection. Silence also refers to no sounds uttered by anybody in a room or area. Silence is an important factor in many cultural spectacles, as in rituals. In discourse analysis, speakers use brief absences of speech to mark the boundaries of prosodic units. Silence in speech can be due to hesitation, stutters, self-correction—or a deliberate slowing of speech to clarify or aid the processing of ideas. These are short silences. Longer pauses in language occur in interactive roles, reactive tokens, or turn-taking. According to cultural norms, silence can be positive or negative. For example, in a Christian Methodist faith organization, silence and reflection during the sermons might be appreciated by the congregation, while in a Southern Baptist church, silence might mean disagreement with what is being said, or perhaps disconnectedness from the congregated community...
This book was AMAZING. It kept me on the edge even at the end.☹️ 55
Really good book. It’s supper emotional and I am definitely looking forward to read the next book. 55
I love this story. Although, it truly is heart wrenching. I felt the pain as I read about her. I also fell in love with Cole whom became her true love and protector. I would read this story again. I highly recommend this book because it is definitely a great read. I am purchasing the next series. :) 55
I loved this book a lot. I loved how the story played out and I was so interesting. I love all the character and I think this is a good book for teens. Love it so much and I am going to purchase the second book 55
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