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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Arc Review: What I Didn't Say by Keary Taylor

What I Didn't Say
What I Didn't Say
By Keary Taylor

Publication Date: April 19th, 2012 by CreateSpace
Page Numbers: 326 pages
Source: Netgalley
Format: Kindle Book, E-Arc


Summary: 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.


My Thoughts: What to say about this book? What to say about this book? Hmmm. Well, I liked it, but it seems as if something was missing from it. A vital key piece to the puzzle. The emotion was there, but just not there. If you understand, but regardless it was good book.

Jake was just a great guy and even though he went through all that, he remained a great guy. I liked to watch him grow throughout the story, his change, adjusting to his muteness, tore at my heart. At first he's angry, then he just shifts to this calmer, humble boy, who's starting to realize how to be grateful for what he has and to get by with what he has.

Then there's Samantha Shay, the way that he described her made her come off as a little bitchy, but in reality she wasn't like that. She was cute, sweet and very intellegent. Her ' situation' was a bit unique and just, plain sad. It was so fucking sad and she went through it all. The father thing was a little over the top and unnecessary, I thought though. I really connected to her, a little more than Jake, even though he is the main character.

The boathouse seemed so cute. I could just picture it and Keary's writing style is just so simple, yet descriptive. Every detail became painted in my head. Truely a wonder, this book is. Their lives intermingled in the right ways and their road to recovery. They way they interacted with each other was so darn adorable.

They were perfect. Sometimes a little too perfect, but perfect nether-the-less.

Happy Reading,
I'm Out

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