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Book Review: "The Silence Between Us" By Alison Gervais #BlinkYABooks

Thank you Zonderkids and Blinkya for this review opportunity. I wasn't familiar with Blink until I reviewed this book. According to Blink's website their mission is: Blink inspires and equips YA readers to lead lives of significance, integrity, and purpose through true stories and fiction that blend imaginative and exciting storytelling and are always uplifting and captivating.  

When I started to read this book I thought it was still a part of Zondervan so I continued to wait for a faith portion to come but it did not.   I know realize that Blink is not faith based but rather clean stories for youth.   I would say since this book was still aimed for teens they did not have inappropriate relationships which was nice.  The relationship that did happen they only kissed a handful of times in the story and nothing more was mentioned or inferred for teens going to far which is nice since society tries to sell sex all the time   The story was easy to get into and most of the time I just wanted to keep reading.  I like how the author writes and how it was easy to stay engaged in her story.  Alison, the author, does a great job of helping you understand each character nicely.   I like how it was easy to know what was signed with all caps. The entire story is super believable for any high school. The deaf community would probably give two thumbs up for this nicely written book.  

One thing I wondered was her self portrait assignment.   I absolutely love the artwork of the signing hands "friends" on the cover.  I wondered through this assignment if that would be her self portrait that was assigned but they only mentioned her doing hearing aides.   Unless I missed it but I really wanted her portrait to be a bigger deal when she completed it and sadly it didn't within the story. 

My dislike mainly because I was still looking for a faith portion was actually having the characters discuss books and movies and still had to hear Harry Potter.... I am not about magic or any Harry Potter garbage.   Hey it's my opinion and I am being honest.   It was just a quick mention but again my kids will not be reading Harry Potter and for them to hear about kids loving this series makes me gag.  There I said it... but as a Christian mom blogger I do feel I needed to get that out there.  

Thanks for reading my review.  Hope your summer reading is going well.  


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