Silenced

Simon Packham


Silenced

Silenced

  • Title: Silenced
  • Author: Simon Packham
  • ISBN: 9781848122109
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback



At first I thought there were technical problems something wrong with the sound system because when I opened my mouth I couldn t hear a thing But it was serious than that I was completely dumb.Chris loses the power of speech completely when his best friend dies in a car crash Why What terrible secret is he hiding And can he find his voice before it s tooAt first I thought there were technical problems something wrong with the sound system because when I opened my mouth I couldn t hear a thing But it was serious than that I was completely dumb.Chris loses the power of speech completely when his best friend dies in a car crash Why What terrible secret is he hiding And can he find his voice before it s too late Powerful and original, this is a thought provoking new thriller from the author of comin 2 gt u and The Bex Factor.


Recent Comments "Silenced"

When Piccadilly Press tweeted for any bloggers interested in reading Silenced, I read the synopsis and quickly tweeted back. Along with the intrigue of finding out what Chris’ secret was, I was also interested in the selective mutism aspect.We find out from a newspaper article that Facebook tributes for 15 year old Declan Norris are flooding in. We’re then transported to 8 months after the crash and Chris has gone to visit the site of the accident for the first time. He’s chatting to Decla [...]

I was offered the opportunity to review this book and jumped at the chance as Piccadilly Press have some cracking reads. The first thing that struck me was how beautiful and striking the cover was, and it matched the book so well. This book was slightly too slow paced for me at times, hence the 4 stars, but being able to write about death and loss from the point of a 15 year old boy, and doing it well, seems an impossible feat to me, but Simon Packham pulls it off with aplomb. There are moments [...]

Silenced was a quick easy read that contained many life lessons and so many emotions it makes your heart break. Silenced is aimed at teens and it focuses on Chris as he goes through the stages of grief after the death of his best friend and other half of their comedy duo. Silenced is told from Chris' point of view as if he was talking to Declan. It's a very interesting thing to read and you really see Chris's personality and humor shine through. You feel the grief he has towards his best friend [...]

Full review here on TotalTeenFictionThis book tells the story of Chris, who becomes mute following the death of his best friend Declan in a car accident. We follow his journey as he comes to terms with what happens and tries to find his voice again.I really loved the idea of this story. It's showing the reality of grief through a teenager's eyes, and even though what's happening to Chris is a tough subject matter, the way this book approached it was brilliant. Both the topics of grief and mental [...]

'That's when it hit me: a sadness so overwhelming it felt like all the lights in the universe were going out.'Chris narrates this story throughout, addressing his words directly to his best friend Declan, who has just died in a car crash. The two of them had evidently been inseparable friends; they had been a comedy double act together, with dreams of appearing at the Edinburgh Festival one day. One cherished episode of the sitcom they created together is all that is left now.After a while, the [...]

After the death of his best friend, Chris finds himself unable to speak a word, or even let out a sound. Everyone around him thinks his muteness is due to his unspeakable grief, which is partly true. But it's also because he is carrying a secret – a secret so ugly and vile that he doesn't dare to even think about it – about the death of his best friend. But when he befriends Ariel, who apparently was together with Chris' best friend for three weeks before he died, it becomes hard to keep mut [...]

To see my full review, check it out on my blog Click Here!------------The novel touches on a lot of important issues from mental health, grief and friendship. In this novel our protagonist Chris who becomes mute after the sudden death of his best friend Declan. Packham handles the subject of Chris's mental health and reaction to Declans death very well and carries the theme in a realistic manner throughout the novel. Although the novel does deal frankly with death, grief and mental health issues [...]

As someone who works with teenagers, I found this book gave an insight into the destructive behaviour some can get involved in, as well as being a thoroughly enjoyable read.Chris is shocked to find his best friend Declan has been killed in a car crash. In fact he's so shocked that he finds himself unable to speak. But just what are the words he finds it so impossible to say? And did he really know Declan that well?A story about growing up, changing, finding new friends, some who are looking to h [...]

A topic that's been covered before, but this is an original take on it. A best friend dies, Chris is struck literally dumb. Some good writing of a teenage point of view (though Ariel's speech doesn't always ring true) and some standout funny lines here and there.'Good teenage read.

This book left me really smiling of what happened in it ! I love it !


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