Kami Glass is in love with someone she's never met - a boy the rest of the world is convinced is imaginary. This has made her an outsider in the sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale, but she doesn't complain. She runs the school newspaper and keeps to herself for the most part - until disturbing events begin to happen. There has been screaming in the woods and the dark, abandoned manor on the hill overlooking the town has lit up for the first time in 10 years. The Lynburn family, who ruled the town a generation ago and who all left without warning, have returned. As Kami starts to investigate for the paper, she finds out that the town she has loved all her life is hiding a multitude of secrets- and a murderer- and the key to it all just might be the boy in her head. The boy who everyone thought was imaginary may be real...and he may be dangerous.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 130 x 198 x 23.88mm | 264g
- 13 Sep 2012
- Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
- London, United Kingdom
- UK ed.
About Sarah Rees Brennan
Sarah Rees Brennan is Irish and currently lives in Dublin. For a short stint, she lived in New York and became involved with a wide circle of writers who encouraged and supported her, including Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. She has developed a wide audience through her popular blog, mistful.livejournal.com, where she writes movie parodies, book reviews and some stories.
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www.booksforcompany.com In Short - Unspoken has a great concept behind it with a unique storyline. - Unspoken is written in a different way from most YA books. - Kami the main character is witty, funny, determined, caring. - READ UNSPOKEN! In Long Unspoken has a great concept behind it and I was so excited about the whole idea that Kami has this person in her head who she talks to. I haven't ever read a book like it so I was really intrigued to see what sort of relationship Brennan had created between Kami and this guy who she talks to in her head. As soon as I started Unspoken I discovered that Brennan hasn't just written a storyline which is very unique but she has also written it in a unique way. It's hard to explain the sort of style that she has written this in but it's very unique, witty and quirky. I personally can't make my mind up about whether I like it or not and I know this will be the case for others as well as some hating and some loving it. However I think, for me, at most points it suits Unspoken, there was a few points that I got really confused and didn't understand something because of the style and also most indirect approach to what Brennan was trying to get across but for the majority of the time it worked. The story pretty much starts straight away and from the beginning I found myself addicted to the story, wanting to know more about this guy Kami was talking to. He had such an interesting character, one which made me want to find more out about him, especially who he was and where he was. As things started to unravel I did find that the storyline sometimes slowed down and this was often when I would realise I had to go to sleep or something and ended up putting the book down. I was a bit disappointed that I didn't get into to the point that I found myself picking it up at any free second I had. However when I did I found the story quickly picked back up again. Kami is a great character, there are so many different words that can be used to describe her; witty, funny, determined, caring, funny, daring etc. She is a character with so much personality, I straight away loved her! I would love to have her as a friend, I am sure she would cheer me up whenever I am feeling down. I don't want to give anything away about the guy inside her head but him and Kami has such an interesting relationship, I loved seeing how things developed and changed for them both. Final Thoughts I definitely recommend Unspoken if you're looking for a paranormal book which is different from any other paranormal book in many ways. Brennan has created a story with a magical feeling to it which will have you laughing out loud as well as on the edge of your seat. Don't miss out!show moreby Jodie Lane
I absolutely loved Unspoken. From the fantastic characters to the interesting plot and the funny quips that had me laughing out loud while reading this. It's shrouded in mystery and angst and kept me intrigued throughout. The Lynburns, the town's founders, have suddenly moved back to the big house on the hill. Kami, as editor of the school newspaper is trying to get the story on them. So when Jared Lynburn turns out to be the boy that Kami has spoken to inside her head ever since she can remember, it seems she has an inside source. Then the attacks begin. Kami, who aspires to be an investigative journalist, wants to figure out who's behind them, but she can't go to the police because they think Jared pushed her down the well. What secret's are the town, and the Lynburn's, hiding? I adored Kami, I think she's my favourite female protag of all time. I just really took to her. I loved her crazy personality and totally enjoyed all her mad antics. Angela was great too and her snarky, sarcastic comments gave me some good laughs. Jared was an awesome, leather jacket wearing, motor bike riding, mysterious bad boy. I feel we never really got to see the true Jared, he had walls built inside his head and didn't let Kami or the reader in. While there isn't an actual romance in Unspoken, the relationship that Jared and Kami shared seemed filled with tension which I really enjoyed. I'm still not actually sure if they liked each other romantically as both their emotions towards each other seemed to change at times or their actions would contradict their thoughts. They do love each other deeply though, and I like to think that it will eventually turn romantic. Which brings us to the cliffhanger ending. Why, why, why? It was just so cruel and I deducted a half star because of it. It was just too much for me. I can't believe I have to wait now until next June to see how things turn out.show moreby Suzanne Finnegan