This lengthened love letter will keep you enthralled until the very last twist. Our narrator is limited in her speech after being kidnapped and mutilated as a young girl and has returned to her village only to be shunned. Berry shows the true consequences of silence all the while tugging at your heart strings.— Grace
Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell Station. Two years ago, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled and ignored by those who were once her friends and family.
Unable to speak, Judith lives like a ghost in her own home, silently pouring out her thoughts to the boy who's owned her heart as long as she can remember--even if he doesn't know it--her childhood friend, Lucas.
But when Roswell Station is attacked, long-buried secrets come to light, and Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover her voice, even if it means changing her world, and the lives around her, forever.
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal
A 2014 Edgar Award nominee for YA
A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Top Ten title
A Junior Library Guild Selection
A "School Library Journal "Best Book of 2013 and 2014 "Battle of the Books" contender
A "Kirkus Reviews" Best Teen Book for 2013
A "Horn Book "Fanfare 2013 title
A 2014 TAYSHAS Top Ten Pick.