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10 thoughts on “Whisper to Me

  1. says:

    This book is 500 pages long It contains a murder mystery a mental health plotline and a romance And it manages to do none of it satisfactorilyBut somehow I read it in a day so Take that with a grain of salt I guessSUDDEN WARNING THIS REVIEW CONTAINS PLOT SPOILERSAll of the spoilers are things that are heavily foreshadowed andor covered in the first half of the book but still Don’t say I didn’t warn ya And please do NOT yell at meTo elaborate on those three very non cohesive plots This is written in the form of a letter from our main character Cassie to some random dude she’s into Yes a five hundred page letter Poor guy Poor Cassie’s wrists and fingers In it Cassie explains her entire summer a summer in which she a begins hearing voices b falls in love I guess and c meets a new best friend and then that best friend is murderedSo A whole lotIn addition to the fact that I felt like all of those were not given their due course the hearing voices narrative didn’t sit right with me The romance was not convincing The murder plot happens at the end of the book and is left unresolved I had some small annoying issues with this Because I’m annoyingFor one thing in the synopsis of this which is also the beginning of the book good ol’ Cassie tells Nick the boring guy she boringly makes goo goo eyes at via letter the following “What they said in the news what they said I did It’s not true You don’t have to worry about that”At no point in this book do they address what this News Thing isNow granted I may have skimmed a couple pages I may have accidentally skipped over a sentence or two This book is over 500 pages long and I read it in a day But I definitely didn’t miss 20% of the book And that makes up approximately 20% of the plot points indicated in the synopsisAlso I REREAD THE LAST PAGES TWICE This is the type of story gap that breaks my brain Here’s another annoying thing Remember that murder I mentioned earlier? It’s Cass’s friend Paris who’s murdered Paris strips at parties She does the booking for these parties on her own Paris is murdered at a supposed party she was supposed to strip at So you’d think her phone records would be a major lead AU CONTRAIRE MON FRÈRE Apparently of the cast of characters on the case including an entire police force multiple FBI agents several internet forums and a ragtag group of teens I am the only one this occurred toI love being part of a uirky gang of crime solvers thoughOn top of everything else Paris was the only character I likedAnd we all know how that turned outBottom line So much was going on in this bookAND YET NOT ENOUGH it should be illegal for a story this dark to have a cover that looks like cotton candy in book formreview to come 2 stars please do not ask me if i only want to read this book because of the coverneither of us will be happy with my answer


  2. says:

    I went into this book as a rather reluctant fish with zero expectations I CONFESS The cover really just turned me off This is totally because it's very similar to the The Beginning of Everything cover which is a book I monstrously disliked and this style of cover makes me think of fluffy summer romances with cotton candy getting stuck in various hairs and blah blah etc OH WELL THEN GOOD FIENDS I WAS SO VERY WRONG This book is incredible It gave me 9 emotion NINE WHOLE EMOTIONS I'm such a Vulcan btw so this is um huge And I think it's one of the best mental illness books I've ever read in a long timeIt's not perfect bUT I'M GIVING IT 5 STARS BECAUSE LIFE IS SHORT AND THIS BOOK IS GOOD AND TOTALLY UNDERRATED AND I WANT EVERYONE AND THEIR PET FISH TO READ ITWhere to even begin omgA list? Let's do a list Genius idea L I K E S •It's about mental illness specifically hearing voices The exact diagnosis isn't given It's eluded that it could be bipolar or schizophrenia BUT OMG IT WAS SO SO VERY REAL The author's note says he briefly actually experienced hearing voicesand I think that really added a lot of relatability to the story because it felt HONEST and RAW and REAL I am obviously not experienced with anything like thisso this is coming just from a reader who's a read a lot about schizophrenia and b has severe anxiety myself so I think all the reasoning was pretty spot on Plus I've listened to IRL accounts of people who heard voices and this seems to match up pretty closely OKAY LOTS OF RAMBLING BUT THE POINT IS I think the aspect of the voices was so well done• Cass is just the BEST protagonistShe's uiet She thinks a lot and says the wrong things She's really self depreciating WHICH I LOVED honest it's actually uite tricky to write about such heavy topics and still perfectly incorporate humour Cass does a lot of ridiculous things and OMG AT THE END ARGRGHR she needed a hi five in the face with the ocean basically But the book was so brilliantly written that I felt inside her thought process so all of her actions though logically I knew they were insensible actually felt reasonable Cass was relatable and I so rooted for her • It has an epic focus on relationshipsFrom Cass and her kinda scary ex Navy dad who honestly has untreated PTSD and is far too controllingsure he has good intentions BUT HE REALLY NEEDED HELP IT WAS A BIT SCARY To Cass making friends with Paris a girl from the mental hospital with bipolar Paris was incredible omg She was weird as everyone in the story kept saying but she owned it?? And she was so so kind Like she'd swear her head off at you and then BOOM you need her? She's there for you SUEEE • And romancecute little romanceThere's a boy WHOSE NAME WE NEVER FIND OUT????? renting the spare flat attached to Cass' house and ahhhhhhh he was adorable This is probably the most awkward romance ever And to be honest it doesn't have a whole lotta chemistry But I really wanted it to work out for them PLUS THEY ARE SO AWKWARD OMG• Did I mention it's written like a letter?Like a helluva long email my friends Seriously this book is 500 pages and it's an email to this boy Cass loves BECAUSE SHE DID SOMETHING AND HE NEVER WANTS TO SEE HER AGAIN Or so the beginning tells us She wants him to meet her at the pier once he's finished reading this• Also I might add it's not a tidy ending and I appreciated thatI give this book aaaall the points for being realistic ALL THE POINTS I TELL YOU The ending is very open be ye warned view spoilerWe don't find out if Cass and The Boy make up We don't find out if Paris is ever found dead or alive but I think the consensus is she's dead at least I don't think we do?? And like this bugged me for 32 seconds and then I liked it I like not knowing It fit with the story hide spoiler


  3. says:

    45 StarsWowza I can definitely say I have never read a story like this one before The way this starts off is I think the best intro to a book I have ever read “These are the things that you need to know1 I hear voices2 I miss you3 I wish I could take back what I did to you4 What they said in the news what they said I did It’s not true You don’t have to worry about that5 I’m going to write it all down all about Paris and why I broke your heart and then I’m going to e mail it to you It will take you I don’t know a couple of days to read So I will be waiting for you at 500 pm Friday by the windmill hole of Pirate Golf on Pier One where we played that one timeIf you forgive me when you’re done reading this come and get me Okay? Think of this as the most screwed up love letter ever I hope you come That isn’t a thing you need to know it’s just true I hope you do I hope that when you’ve read this you’ll understand why I did what I did” Does that not just suck you in? The whole book is essentially an apology letter from Cassie trying to explain all her actions and get the boy she hurt to forgive her But for what we don’t knowI must say the cover of this fooled me a bit I was expecting a light YA love story But the topics discussed in here are so much deeper than that There’s a range of everything in here friendship mental illness death love all combined in a coming of age story that will lead readers into a murder mystery along the way Sounds crazy I know But it was wildly entertaining and so brilliantly writtenMaybe it's the way the story is told or maybe it was because I was dying to get answers but I COULDN’T PUT IT DOWN and I read this in record time I HAD to know what happened to Cassie what led to her “betrayal” why she was hearing a voice how it would all endEven hours after I finished I was STILL thinking about this book How uniue this story was and how the author just got it all so RIGHT So many times I read something Cassie thought and said “Wow Yes That is so accurate Yes I have thought this YES I UNDERSTAND”Throughout this there were times I wanted to cry There were times I did cry and I rarely ever cry There were times I wanted to just jump in the pages and hug Cassie There were times I wanted to jump in the pages and just slap her for being so foolish Some of her thoughts just got me so emotional I had to stop to take a breather “I was shining Light was blazing from my every pore My eyes were closed and the strip lights were turning the inside of my eyelids red everything red That’s your color you know the one I see and feel when I think of you Emotions are always associated with colors aren’t they? Green with envy Well when you are in my head you are always there with red sunlight warmth heatPeople are green with envy Yellow with cowardice I am red with you” God that lineI wanted her to stop being so hurt and blaming herself for things she couldn’t control I wanted of her and the mystery boy together Their awkward encounters were so perfect BUT MOST OF ALL I just wanted her to be happy But now I want to be a real girl not just a voice I want my body back and I want you to be the one to hold it; I want to hear my name on your lips I want you to be the one to whisper to me I do want to point out that I don't think this book is for everyone Not because I didn't love it or because it was lacking in any way But this focuses so much on the characters and much less on the plot and I know not everyone is a fan of these types of books Personally my only critiue if you can even call it that is view spoilerTHAT ENDING Jesus Christ I almost threw my kindle across the room I got zero closure from that I know this is personal preference but I really do hate ambiguous endings After all the reader goes through with Cassie I just needed to know if he forgave her Are they together? Did he meet her? WHAT HAPPENED???? hide spoiler


  4. says:

    What was this author thinking?I will admit I have cooled off uite a bit when it comes to this book I meanyou can't let the stupid ones get you down am I right?? I haven't one starred a book since the atrocity that was Black Iris BLEH BLEH BLEH STILL MY NUMBER ONE LEAST FAVORITE BOOK LIKE EVER and I've had a couple FEW stinkers since thenI'll make this uick becauseit's just not worth it To hate something so strongly is exhausting and I'd rather update some things on my blog and catch up on all of your guys' reviews so why waste all day ranting about this story especially since I've calmed my shit significantly Now first I didn't mean to leave y'all on a cliffhanger yesterday with that pre reviewI SWEAR The office was busy and I get tired of the repetitive 'RTC' at the end of my pre reviews So anyway sorry guys it wasn't on purposeNow Why did I hate this book so much? The blurb was promising The love story came off as epic The mystery and the voices added intriguebut none of this was what I thought it would be Aside from the male lead whom I adored there wasn't one character I liked In fact I loathed the main character and this hasn't happened since Between Us and the Moon My other ranty review last year and again Black Iris I always love the MC ask my best friends It's their story and their pathwho am I to judge them? So when I hate a characteryou know it isn't good And just a little note to those just tuning in to my psycho friendship they've brought upon themselvesIf EVER you make a male lead I adore or even just like cry I WILL END YOU You don't fuck with the male leads for no good reason it's bullshit and I refuse to be a part of that shit ALSO I know the blurb says she betrayed him so I should be okay with this right?? Sure Yeah I should I'll admit it But what that dinky little blurb failed to mention wasthis chick is a dick An absolute dick for no reason at all sometimes and always to this nice guy who always gives her the time of the day I don't think she ever earned this right btw what did he SEE in her?? Every time he forgave her or tried to let her in because he was so shy she would flip a switch and SNAP at him or not say anything or make it totally cruel and awkward The worst part??? She didn't hear the mean voice in these moments so she was just being cruel for no reason WHAT SO EVER So sorry Maybe some of you could handle the snapping for no reason or the absolute Okay no I said I wouldn't do this rant Okay So she has a disorder kind of right? She can hear voices? Yeah no She hears one And hey I can't say what that's like but I can say I didn'tconnect with how it was portrayed this might just be me I just didn't think it added to the story Well wait of course it did no I just meanHmm I mean it just I felt like it was STUPID I can't help it And okay I'm done here this is it But the ONLY reason I didn't DNF this book was because of ONE THING ONE THING ONLY And if I'm being frank and knowing a lot of my friends they will be the same way looking for the same thingand it didn't deliver Not At All In any way So that was the first time a book met the broad side of my wall Never This has never happened and I hope it never does again another side note I have an iPad and can never do thisbut luckily this bastard was a paperback arc lovely though it was and I could try this anger management maneuver outHey we all make mistakes and I was wooed by the beautiful cover and the awesome blurb I could keep going on and on and on and onbut really Why?? You all know I hated it why beat a dead horse This was repetitive unrealistic and just not something I would EVER recommend to anyone And frankly it has fallen into my newest pet peeve for books LACK OF EXECUTION This book had so much potential enough that I hung on until the end and it just all blew to smithereens in the end and that kills me But I won't lie and I won't endorse it so take that as you will Hopefully some of you might like itI just didn't ARC provided by publisher in exchange for HONEST review For of my reviews please visit I hate this book with the fire of a thousand sunsFUCK THIS BOOK That is all For now


  5. says:

    21318 Yes I re read thisalready it's that good Original review “It’s not for us to find people Or to make them pay You take revenge all you do is throw away your soul Sometimes things happen that you can’t control Sometimes we lose things we can’t get back And there are some things we just can’t ever know” pg 504 OH MY HEART What just happened??? What just enthralled me and sucked me in for THREE WHOLE DAYS?????? I laughed I cried I was captivated It has been forever since this has happened hugs book I love Cassie she’s awkward sweet naïve and yet realistically selfish and blundering at times It was so nice to read about a girl who actually felt like a teenager like me Cassie struggles with schizophrenia and I’m 999% sure that her dad who was a former Navy Seal suffers from PTSD and trauma the one percent is that this was never stated Despite the conflicting relationship they both did really love each other It was amazing to finally read a book that didn’t romanticize mental illness The whole book is a really long email 531 pages whew Cassie is sending to her old love interest who she hurt very deeply in it she is explaining everything Now let’s talk about the romance IT WAS SO AWKWARD But despite the lack of chemistry between Cassie and the boy who is nameless the entire book I actually found myself rooting for them??? Okay so I want a Paris in my life I need a friend like her Like is there something wrong? Are you down? Hurting? Paris will be there Paris is the sweetest thing she always puts Cassie and Julie over herself even with her depression It was SO SWEET But small warning for my conservative readers Paris is a stripper There are thankfully no explicit scenes and it is only mentioned a few times and is very mild Her job is not glorified although Cassie was in awe of her confidence until the danger of such a job was shown later on in the book “She shines like a star doesn’t she?” said Doctor Lewis succinctly “I just hope she doesn’t turn out to be a meteor” “Why?” I said He looked sad all of a sudden thoughtful “Because they fall to the earth And they burn” pg 146 It’s so sad how ironic this whole conversation turns out to be in a few hundred pages The book was a little crude in some places and a bit suggestive but compared to most YA books it was really clean in that area The swearing part was weird Cassie said from the start that she didn’t like swear words so she used instead needless to say my mind easily filled in the blanks but also this was inconsistent Sometimes she would censor words and other times she didn’t That was a little annoying And for all of my really really conservative readers no shame in it but in light of recent events I want to emphasize that I am giving a full honest review Julie does have a crush on Paris in this book Cassie figures it out and asks her if she loves Paris as than just a friend and Julie says yes It is one sentence and nothing happens between them after that because Paris remains clueless and Julie is uiet SO YEAH This book although it had its flaws was a bunch of rambly goodness When it ended it felt like I was saying goodbye to a friend ’ This is definitely one of the books I hope to buy because 3 3 3 3 I’m a pile of feels My review can’t do it justice READ IT SO YOU CAN CRY WITH ME


  6. says:

    It’s weird I’m writing this to you and you haven’t walked into my life yet But I guess you already know when you first saw me It’s like a wood in ancient Greece a leafy glade I’m here and the voice is here—the echo—and we’re just waiting for you for the real action to start Which is soonThings are going to go fast from hereAre you ready? Whisper to Me is one of those special books that will stay with you long after you put it down Nick Lake paints a vivid picture of grief and a teen girl's fall into the depths of mental illness From the first page Lake captured my attention with Cassie's distinct voice and thrilled me with the story's uniue blend of mystery thriller and first loveThe catalyst to Cassie's mental breakdown was a grotesue discovery on the beach in her hometown of Oakwood New Jersey Perhaps it was a totem from the Houdini Serial Killer who's on the loose What she finds sends her mind into a frenzy leaving her with a frightening voice reverberating in her head After a stint in the psychiatric hospital she's left in a mental fog due to her medications Back home new summer tenants move into the apartment above her father's garage—workers at the Boardwalk for the summer Her father is a veteran and has his own mental demons to fight with Cassie finds herself in explicably drawn to one of the boys—referred to in the book as youWhisper to Me is an apology letter and a plea for forgiveness from a girl to the boy whose heart she single handedly crushed It's her accounting and explanation of events that led to their break up The way this book is written is captivating and draws you in Written in second person narrative you feel an immediate connection to Cassie and get the same sense of longing for a second chanceI loved Cassie from page one Her voice is witty and sharp but there is an undercurrent of fragility seeping through I loved all of her anecdotal musings of Greek mythology and interjections It was very conversational almost like she was there telling you what happened in her own special way Okay I’ve been sitting here at Dad’s PC in the study trying to think of how to describe you the way you moved then the way you always move And I think I have it finally It’s So you have to start by thinking of the word “fitness” I mean thinking of what it really means We use it all the time—that person is fit that person isn’t fit he’s doing fitness training whatever But think about the root word Fit To fit To be fit or apt for a purpose That’s you You’re fit yeah in the obvious sense that you’re healthy and have a slow resting heart rate and all that stuff From all the swimming But you also fit your movements fit with the world you interlock elegantly with it You fit into the world like a key in a lock This book is a character study focusing on human connection and self acceptance A candid account of how grief can wreak havoc on one's mind and how it can break down one's ability to connect to others and even to yourself Each character was multi faceted and layered even if they played a small role I really loved You and his unwitting desire to help the girl with a thousand secrets He was pure and good and had his own set of problemsWhat made this book stand out among all other books that speak on mental illness is just how respectful Nick Lake deals with the subject He doesn't try to romanticize it or let the love story side of things put a band aid or fix Cassie's problems The portrayal of Cassie's unraveling is honest and real Even though I've never gone through anything like that the careful and intentional way Lake handled the subject matter made me feel Cassie's struggles deeply There’s a convention If someone has cancer they’re “brave” and “fighting” If someone is having problems with their mind that person is only ever “struggling” This is on one level stupid and offensive I mean the people who die of cancer—what they didn’t fight hard enough? They weren’t brave enough? But on another level when it comes to the mind breaking down it’s not wrong that you struggle I struggled Everything was hard Getting up Getting dressed Going to school The ending of this book gave me chills and made me tear up You know when you finish a good book and you just kind of stare for a little bit and then you go back and read the ending again? Yeah that happened here and it was awesomeThis book won't be for every person I say this not as a deterrent but as a little caveat before you read People who tend to gravitate plot driven books may not enjoy this one as much as I did But the focus here is on the characters than anything elseview spoilerThe ending itself is very open ended You don't get a resolution or to see the boy's response I would have liked to have seen what happens but I also sort of like that it was left to our interpretation I'd like to believe that he would have understood He seemed like the kind of good guy that would without a doubt understand Cassie's reasoning given her fragile mental state hide spoiler


  7. says:

    Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing Plc UK ANZ and NetGalley “When you get home you will slap yourself Hard Twice” This was a YA story about a girl who heard a voice that wasn’t really thereCass was a bit of a messed up character she listened to this horrible voice telling her what to do and how to act and she followed exactly what it told her to do The voice drove me nuts and it would have been awful to have to put up with it the way Cassie didThe storyline in this was about Cass hearing this horrible voice and there was also a bit of mystery over some murders that had happened The pace in this was super slow though and there wasn’t enough about the murders for me it was all about Cass talking to the voice in her head then talking to her therapist then talking to her doctor and on and on and on Even the romance took a back seat to her voiceThe ending to this was also uite disappointing as there was a severe lack of resolution in all parts of the storyline5 out of 10


  8. says:

    I was a bit hesitant to read this in the beginning worried that the entire book would be written in letter format I thought it would severely hinder my enjoyment as in my personal experience books written in that format fail to deliver on the emotional aspects I am so glad this was not the case here I could immediately connect with Cassie how the trauma of her mother's death is affecting her daily life She soon begins to hear a voice someone who wants to punish her wants to hurt her It is very heartbreaking to see the interaction between them as Cassie truly believes she deserves to be punished Okay possible spoilers here Cassie's view of herself is a huge theme; the voice is her coping mechanism not because Cassie is mentally ill I really enjoyed how the author went about this making voices a way to cope with trauma did it with a compassionate voice The interaction between Cassie her father is also disheartening It is explained that the in the swears are her way of dealing with her father's anger; she copes by blocking the words out Because of this it isn't annoying to see all the stars It adds to the storyI also enjoyed the majority of the side characters including Paris Julie Although this is technically a love letter Cassie explaining her actions what led up to where she is now to HIM I did think the romance aspect was a bit unnecessary It really didn't make any sense except for her feeling safe with him but still This is easy enough to forgive Cassie defending Paris' actions challenging her father's views on sex workers were a pleasant added bonus There are a lot of good bits about receiving helpgetting treatment what it means to truly heal how to let go My biggest gripe would be that I did feel this was too long not necessarily because it's YA but just in general It dragged uite a bit in the middle making me take a considerable amount of time away from it This was such a large drag I actually found myself bored wanting to DNF With a bit effective editing there's no reason this needed to be 531 pages I also really did not like one of the character's outcome how that went down For me the book went down a different path after that I didn't feel as strong of an admiration for it Again the editing would have really helped hereOverall this is still worth checking out as I did feel the tears come a couple of times WHISPER TO ME is just as important as the other YA mental illness contemporaries because it reassures the fact that you are not crazy; something bad has happened to you now you must find a way to continue living I did like Lake's voice look forward to his future endeavours


  9. says:

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in BooksI thought that this book was very well done I have had this book in my review pile for years now but for some reason never picked it up I decided to finally give it a try and went into the story rather blindly since the only thing that I remembered about the book was that it was a YA story It turns out that this is a story about dealing with mental illness grief romance and even a bit of a mystery I am glad that I finally read this emotional storyThis is a rather long book at 544 pages and it tells a big story I started reading this book as I went to bed and planned to read one chapter before setting it aside to go to sleep This book is not broken up into chapters like I am used to seeing The book is broken up into two sections but there are breaks within each of the sections The story is told as if it were a letter that Cassie is writing to the boy she hopes will give her a second chanceThere is a lot that happens in this book A lot of those things don't occur until the second half of the story so it would be a bit of a spoiler to discuss those plot points in this review but I did appreciate the way that many later events were foreshadowed in the first part of the book The first part of the book focuses almost entirely on the evolution of Cassie's mental illness She describes when the voices start and exactly what they make her do I felt her anguish and couldn't imagine living with that kind of pain She has uite the journey as she receives treatment for her condition The book also follows Cassie as she deals with moving forward in her life with her illness We do learn about her past and the trauma that may have played a part in the development of her condition We also get to see Cassie making friends and even getting to know the boy that she is writing the letter to I loved getting to see Cassie having some fun and experiencing some of those typical teenage milestones The relationship between Cassie and her father wasn't perfect not at all but it felt genuine They both have a lot of pain and than a few issues and don't always know the best way to interact with each other I would recommend this book to others This was uite the emotional journey and I thought that the mental health aspect of the story was very well done I wouldn't hesitate to read of Nick Lake's work in the future I received a digital review copy of this book from Bloomsbury USA Children's Books via NetGalleyInitial ThoughtsThis was good I have had an ARC of this book for a very long time but failed to pick it up until now I selected a book at random to read one evening and it ended up being this book I found that my digital ARC was nearly unreadable due to poor formatting so I checked a digital copy out from my local library and didn't look back I was surprised that the book really isn't broken up into chapters in the way that I am used to but there were some natural breaks for those times that I needed to focus on other things I really didn't remember what this book was about when I started reading it but was uickly drawn into Cassie's story The book is written from Cassie's point of view and presented as a letter to a boy The main focus of the story is Cassie's struggle with mental illness but it also touches on romance friendships and a mystery I really felt for Cassie and hoped to see things go her way


  10. says:

    Whisper to Me is a beautiful and heart wrenching story I was completely consumed from the very first page Okay that's a lie I was hooked from the blurb The idea that we are reading an apology and explanation letter to someone really puts you the reader into the story You feel as though you are the person being addressed You gain a different perspective of things You're not being told a story you are living it Cassie's voice is an important one One that we need of in YA and literature in general Too often people are afraid of mental illness And reading this book makes that even clearer The idea of her being so embarrassed by the voices she hears is both maddening and tear inducing Her struggle is important for everyone to understand especially those who have never dealt with mental illnesses There is so much going on in this story and as the big reveals come some will be a surprise others are easy to spot from the beginning I wasn't crazy about Cassie's dad for almost the entirety of the book I understood his need to protect her but his way of going about it was all wrong and far too abrasive to be effectiveI also remained on the fence about Paris as a friend She didn't seem trustworthy This wasn't because of her past it was just how she comes across I think However I did like that she took Cassie under her wing and tried to treat her like a normal girl as opposed to a damaged and repressed one Friendship is one of the most important needs in life and Cassie was always alone It was nice to see someone invested in her well being The story itself is powerful I'm not sure if it's just the way it's being told or also partially that you're dying to get answers but I couldn't put it down I found myself racing to get to the last page There were times I wanted to cry There are times I wanted to hug Cassie There are times I wanted to punch her dad There are times I wanted to shake her for being stupid But mostly I just wanted her to be happy I wanted her to take away the blame from herself I wanted her to be upfront about her condition with the mystery guy I wanted of them together I never wanted Whisper to Me to end view spoilerMy only criticism is the open ending Just NO After all that we read and suffered through with Cassie I NEEDED closure I needed a 100% wrap up If not a HEA at least HIS response I'm talking even a simple reply from him to the effect of Yes I forgive you Or a third person POV detailing her waiting for him and him FINALLY showing up a few minutes late a la Never Been Kissed Gah That leave you hanging aspect will piss off a number of readers I think hide spoiler


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Cassie is writing a letter to the boy whose heart she broke She’s trying to explain why Why she pushed him away Why her father got so angry when he saw them together Why she disappears some nights Wh I went into this book as a rather reluctant fish with zero expectations I CONFESS The cover really just turned me off This is totally because it's very similar to the The Beginning of Everything cover which is a book I monstrously disliked and this style of cover makes me think of fluffy summer romances with cotton candy getting stuck in various hairs and blah blah etc OH WELL THEN GOOD FIENDS I WAS SO VERY WRONG This book is incredible It gave me 9 emotion NINE WHOLE EMOTIONS I'm such a Vulcan btw so this is um huge And I think it's one of the best mental illness books I've ever read in a long timeIt's not perfect bUT I'M GIVING IT 5 STARS BECAUSE LIFE IS SHORT AND THIS BOOK IS GOOD AND TOTALLY UNDERRATED AND I WANT EVERYONE AND THEIR PET FISH TO READ ITWhere to even begin omgA list Let's do a list Genius idea L I K E S •It's about mental illness specifically hearing voices The exact diagnosis isn't given It's eluded that it could be bipolar or schizophrenia BUT OMG IT WAS SO SO VERY REAL The author's note says he briefly actually experienced hearing voicesand I think that really added a lot of relatability to the story because it felt HONEST and RAW and REAL I am obviously not experienced with anything like thisso this is coming just from a reader who's a read a lot about schizophrenia and b has severe anxiety myself so I think all the reasoning was pretty spot on Plus I've listened to IRL accounts of people who heard voices and this seems to match up pretty closely OKAY LOTS OF RAMBLING BUT THE POINT IS I think the aspect of the voices was so well done• Cass is just the BEST protagonistShe's uiet She thinks a lot and says the wrong things She's really self depreciating WHICH I LOVED honest it's actually uite tricky to write about such heavy topics and still perfectly incorporate humour Cass does a lot of ridiculous things and OMG AT THE END ARGRGHR she needed a hi five in the face with the ocean basically But the book was so brilliantly written that I felt inside her thought process so all of her actions though logically I knew they were insensible actually felt reasonable Cass was relatable and I so rooted for her • It has an epic focus on relationshipsFrom Cass and her kinda scary ex Navy dad who honestly has untreated PTSD and is far too controllingsure he has good intentions BUT HE REALLY NEEDED HELP IT WAS A BIT SCARY To Cass making friends with Paris a girl from the mental hospital with bipolar Paris was incredible omg She was weird as everyone in the story kept saying but she owned it And she was so so kind Like she'd swear her head off at you and then BOOM you need her She's there for you SUEEE • And romancecute little romanceThere's a boy WHOSE NAME WE NEVER FIND OUT renting the spare flat attached to Cass' house and ahhhhhhh he was 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Y she won’t let herself remember what happened that long ago night on the boardwalk Why she fell apart so completelyDesperate for his forgiveness she’s telling the whole story of the summer she nea It’s weird I’m writing this to you and you haven’t walked into my life yet But I guess you already know when you first saw me It’s like a wood in ancient Greece a leafy glade I’m here and the voice is here—the echo—and we’re just waiting for you for the real action to start Which is soonThings are going to go fast from hereAre you ready Whisper to Me is one of those special books that will stay with you long after you put it down Nick Lake paints a vivid picture of grief and a teen girl's fall into the depths of mental illness From the first page Lake captured my attention with Cassie's distinct voice and thrilled me with the story's uniue blend of mystery thriller and first loveThe catalyst to Cassie's mental breakdown was a grotesue discovery on the beach in her hometown of Oakwood New Jersey Perhaps it was a totem from the Houdini Serial Killer who's on the loose What she finds sends her mind into a frenzy leaving her with a frightening voice reverberating in her head After a stint in the psychiatric hospital she's left in a mental fog due to her medications Back home new summer tenants move into the apartment above her father's garage—workers at the Boardwalk for the summer Her father is a veteran and has his own mental demons to fight with Cassie finds herself in explicably drawn to one of the boys—referred to in the book as youWhisper to Me is an apology letter and a plea for forgiveness from a girl to the boy whose heart she single handedly crushed It's her accounting and explanation of events that led to their break up The way this book is written is captivating and draws you in Written in second person narrative you feel an immediate connection to Cassie and get the same sense of longing for a second chanceI loved Cassie from page one Her voice is witty and sharp but there is an undercurrent of fragility seeping through I loved all of her anecdotal musings of Greek mythology and interjections It was very conversational almost like she was there telling you what happened in her own special way Okay I’ve been sitting here at Dad’s PC in the study trying to think of how to describe you the way you moved then the way you always move And I think I have it finally It’s So you have to start by thinking of the word “fitness” I mean thinking of what it really means We use it all the time—that person is fit that person isn’t fit he’s doing fitness training whatever But think about the root word Fit To fit To be fit or apt for a purpose That’s you You’re fit yeah in the obvious sense that you’re healthy and have a slow resting heart rate and all that stuff From all the swimming But you also fit your movements fit with the world you interlock elegantly with it You fit into the world like a key in a lock This book is a character study focusing on 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Rly lost herself She’s hoping he’ll understand as well as she now does how love love for your family love for that person who makes your heart beat faster and love for yourself can save you after a Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing Plc UK ANZ and NetGalley “When you get home you will slap yourself Hard Twice” This was a YA story about a girl who heard a voice that wasn’t really thereCass was a bit of a messed up character she listened to this horrible voice telling her what to do and how to act and she followed exactly what it told her to do The voice drove me nuts and it would have been awful to have to put up with it the way Cassie didThe storyline in this was about Cass hearing this horrible voice and there was also a bit of mystery over some murders that had happened The pace in this was super slow though and there wasn’t enough about the murders for me it was all about Cass talking to the voice in her head then talking to her therapist then talking to her doctor and on and on and on Even the romance took a back seat to her voiceThe ending to this was also uite disappointing as there was a severe lack of resolution in all parts of the storyline5 out of 10