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What I Didn't Say by Keary Taylor

What I Didn't SayWhat I Didn't Say by Keary Taylor
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Published: May 2012
Source: Netgalley
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This YA story has a slow beginning. We get to know the main characters individually. Jake is an athletic guy who participates in sports actively and plans to enlist in the Air Force as soon as graduation day comes. His love for many years has been Samantha, a brilliant overachiever from the same island.

Samantha seems like a distant possibility to Jake, until one day. He and his friends are partying and Jake, never a drinker decides to be a follower and drinks until drunkenness From this day forward, Samantha and Jake are interlaced. The day Jake decides to declare his love to Sam, loses his voice by an accident that will change him for the rest of his life. Words of love for Sam will never leave Jake's vocal chords.

Sam hides from everyone her life's circumstances. When Jake discovers the truth that's when the story picks pacing. Jake's life gets changed for his muteness and we see how this builds his character and defines him as a new person.

What I wasn't crazy about:
  • Notebooks have importance for both of them, but I think Jake should have embrace sign language sooner.
  • Predictive chain of events referring to the "I love you" issue.
  • One cheesy scene 
  • Predictive ending
What I do like:
  • Interesting setting.
  • The strong bond between the main characters. 
  • Strong sense of family in Jake's home.
Read this if you enjoy YA and YA Romance.

Now, I say goodbye to Sam and Jake.  May happiness reign in their fictional lives at Orcas Island.
What would you do on an island?
Can you imagine yourself living on an island?  I can because I actually live on an island. 

Thanks Netgalley for providing me this copy.  I reviewed this book honestly according to its merits.

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