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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Review: What I Didn't Say

Title: What I Didn't Say
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Keary Taylor
Publisher: Createspace
Release Date: April 30, 2012
Book: FC sent by author
"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."

Ms. Taylor is hands down, one of my favorite self-published authors. Her
books are always writtenwith great depth. And it's no wonder why I instantly fell in love with this book.

There is so much in the story that I just want to gush about it. For instance, the plot line. How can you express your emotions if you can no longer talk? Convey what you have felt for years and in a swift moment have it all taken away from you? The plot line alone intrigued me to read faster. The way Ms. Taylor leads the reader into Jake shoes, leaves me with a serious book high.

The love interest just triples my love for this book. With a serious communication strain, it's easy for the reader to be amused and laugh at the attempts to...well communicate. Some parts are so sad cause you just want the words spoken, while other moments leaves you breathless.

Take it from me when  I say that this author needs to be put on your "books I must read list." What I Didn't Say speaks to the reader as if you are the character. Thoughtful and engaging, What I Didn't Say captures the irony in love and words. It's not in all what you say, but in what you do.

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Great review!!! This book looks like one that can have people see what it may feel like for a person who is mute,and what they could possibly be going through

  2. Great review!!! This book looks like one that can have people see what it may feel like for a person who is mute,and what they could possibly be going through

  3. What an interesting book! We do rely so much for the spoken word but what happens when that is taken away? Oh I'm curious now!

  4. Interesting book!Love can be expressed in various ways,it is more felt by showing it. I love how the book had showed the struggles and the pains of Jake of not having to express his true feelings. All in all, great read. Thanks for the review!AML

  5. This one does sound good, I've already added it to my list. It does make you question or wonder what would happen if your words were taken from you since that is how we mainly convey things to each other. Great review, I'll have to get this one, one day.


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