Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What I Didn't Say by Keary Taylor

Goodreads Description:

Getting drunk homecoming night your senior year is never a good idea, but Jake Hayes never expected it all to end with a car crash and a t-post embedded in his throat. 

His biggest regret about it all? What he never said to Samantha Shay. He's been in love with her for years and never had the guts to tell her. Now it's too late. Because after that night, Jake will never be able to talk again.

When Jake returns to his small island home, population 5,000, he'll have to learn how to deal with being mute. He also finds that his family isn't limited to his six brothers and sisters, that sometimes an entire island is watching out for you. And when he gets the chance to spend more time with Samantha, she'll help him learn that not being able to talk isn’t the worst thing that could ever happen to you. Maybe, if she'll let him, Jake will finally tell her what he didn't say before, even if he can't actually say it.

Mary's Review:

I need to thank @JennNun for this recommendation.  Although I wish she would have warned me that I needed tissues for all the tears.  That is ok, she still is an outstanding person!

Best part of the book:  This book was so good!! You all know that I have read a lot of books but this was by far one of the most touching books I have read in a long time.  Jake and Samantha really make this book.  I cannot imagine what Jake went through after the accident and no longer able to speak.  I am so glad that Samantha was there for him.

Not so great about this book:  The tears that I shed was the worst part of the book.  Between Jake's accident and Samantha's family problems the tears just flowed.  I did not think that I could cry anymore then I turned the page and cried more.

Why read this book:  This is just a good book that gives you hope for those that have lost a lot.  At the same time, you truly feel connected to the characters and I love that!

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