About the Book
Book: Seeing Voices
Author: Olivia Smit
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Release Date: April 15, 2020
Skylar Brady has a for her life—until a car accident changes everything.
Skylar knows exactly what she wants, and getting in a car accident the summer before twelfth grade isn’t supposed to be part of the plan. Although she escapes mostly unharmed, the accident has stolen more than just her hearing from her: she’s also lost the close bond she used to have with her brother.
When her parents decide to take a house-sitting job halfway across the province, it’s just one more thing that isn’t going according to plan. As the summer progresses, Skylar begins to gain confidence in herself, but as she tries to mend her relationship with her brother, she stumbles upon another hidden trauma. Suddenly, she’s keeping as many secrets as she’s struggling to uncover and creating more problems than she could ever hope to solve.
Click here for your copy!
As a homeschooling mother, I am always on the lookout for new books for my children to read. So when I had the opportunity to read this book, I knew I wanted to read this book. With interesting characters, a realistic storyline and more, I feel this book is one that needs to be read.
When Skylar becomes deaf as a result of an accident, life changes for her entire family and especially with her brother. Nothing is the same for the family. So they go to her aunt’s home only to find out her father’s sister (the aunt) has left the country.
Arranging for a job for Skylar at the library, her aunt creates opportunities for Skylar to have a normal experience as well as make friends with Cam and Ana. They have quite a few experiences that are told in ways that are realistic and make the reader want to continue reading. The relationship between Skylar and her brother has incredible depth and caused me to react with relief when they are able to restore their relationship.
While Skylar does not feel like God cares about her, Cam and God Himself wnd up grabbing her attention. I love how the author weaves the message of God’s grace and forgiveness throughout the story. Ultimately, Skylar finds she needs a relationship with God.
I would love to read the “rest of the story” or at least more of the story for these characters.
So if you have young people in your life you are looking for a book for, or you enjoy reading Young Adult Christian fiction, check out this book for yourself.
I recevied a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.
About the Author
Olivia Smit loves baking, visiting small towns, and writing stories that face hard truth with hope and encouragement. Olivia has an Honours Specialization in Creative Writing, English Language, and Literature and lives in Canada with her family. Seeing Voices is her first novel. Learn more at https://oliviasmit.ca/
More from Olivia
Remembrancy, May 15
Batya’s Bits, May 16
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, May 17
For the Love of Literature, May 18
Older & Smarter?, May 19
Andrea Carmen, May 19
Texas Book-aholic, May 20
Inklings and notions, May 21
Writing from the Heart Land, May 21
For Him and My Family, May 22
deb’s Book Review, May 23
Spoken from the Heart, May 24
Nancy E Wood, May 24
Pause for Tales, May 25
Hallie Reads, May 26
Library Lady’s Kid Lit, May 28
With a Joyful Noise, May 28
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.