Spoiler-Free Review : Silence Is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher
My name is Tess Turner - at least, that's what I've always been told.
I have a voice but it isn't mine. It used to say things so I'd fit in, to please my parents, to please my teachers. It used to tell the universe I was something I wasn't. It lied.
It never occurred to me that everyone else was lying too. But the words that really hurt weren't the lies: it was six hundred and seventeen words of truth that turned my world upside down.
Words scare me, the lies and the truth, so I decided to stop using them.
I am Pluto. Silent. Inaccessible. Billions of miles away from everything I thought I knew.
Tessie-T has never really felt she fitted in and after what she read that night on her father's blog she knows for certain that she never will. How she deals with her discovery makes an entirely riveting, heart-breaking story told through Tess's eyes as she tries to find her place in the world.
*I received an ARC from Hachette Children's Group via NetGalley*
I only received the first three chapters therefore I won't be able to comment on the whole book, only the section I read.
As I only read the first three chapters, I couldn't get that much of a grasp on the characters as much as I would've liked, but from what I read the characters all seemed likeable apart from Tess' "father".
Tess - Tess is a girl who has never fitted in, but lead her parents along thinking she had. She always said the right thing to try and fit in but it never really worked. She's finally made up her mind that she's going to stop pretending and lying and just be herself.
Already in just the first few chapters I felt a connection with Tess. A connection that I believe would only get stronger throughout the story. Overall I think her character has a lot of potential.
I don't feel as if I can really talk about the other characters as I don't know anything about them.
At the start I have to admit I was ever so slightly confused with what was going on, but that soon started to come clear as I went along.
I definitely enjoyed what I read and I think that it would only get better as the story progresses.
If I'd read the whole book or maybe even a little bit more I'm pretty sure I would've been able to give it a higher rating.
I will probably pick up the finished book in the future (maybe from the library) to continue on with the story.
Silence Is Goldfish
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25250548-silence-is-goldfish?from_search=true&search_version=service
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Silence-is-Goldfish/9781780620008
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