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Estelle: What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor

What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor Publication Date: April 30, 2012 Publisher: CreateSpace Pages: 326 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: underage drinking, small town, romance, high school graduation Format read: ARC from NetGalley. Summary: Before Jake can even toss his graduation cap in the air, his present and future are irreversibly affected when […]

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July 9, 2012 - 10:09 am

Tara - What an interesting premise – losing the ability to speak because of your own actions. I cannot imagine dealing with that, especially as a teenager. My Goodreads list is going to end up being all Estelle books here real soon ๐Ÿ™‚

July 8, 2012 - 9:15 am

April Books & Wine - Wait.. so did Jake drive while drunk? If so I have zero sympathy for his character and rather he’s the one who put himself in that situation and could have killed someone. I get that it’s fiction and all, but as someone who has never met a family member due to them being killed by a drunk driver before I was born I just can’t muster sympathy for people who make stupid choices like that when there are options like calling a cab or taking a bus or walking or even calling a sober friend or relative, even underage.

So yeah, due to personal issues I think I will pass on this.

Awesome review though! ๐Ÿ˜€

July 7, 2012 - 1:31 pm

Eva, The Book Stoner - “Did all of this weigh down the story? Sometimes.” – So true. It would have been better if Sam’s life wasn’t that dramatic. It suddenly became all about her (although it was for good reason).

Thanks for linking. ๐Ÿ™‚

July 7, 2012 - 12:03 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - The fact that Jake has to learn to communicate differently and all because his life changed in one moment is somewhat morbidly fascinating to me. He sounds like a character that I’m really going to like!

July 6, 2012 - 11:29 pm

VeganYANerds - Great review, hun! I haven’t heard too much about this but it sounds like a story I would enjoy. I like that you mention how Sam and Jake end up having to hang out, I often find things like that a bit coincidental but I guess like is like that and like you, I’d be wanting to know if Jake eventually tells her how he feels.

July 6, 2012 - 8:14 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - I can’t believe that I haven’t heard of this book before! It sounds very unique and original. I can honestly say that I haven’t heard anything like this book before! Anyways, the community that you talked about, Estelle, seems really wonderful. I love how they all took the pledge to not drink- I can totally see that happening in a real life community. And Jake’s family sounds really great, I’ve never read a book with such a large family before [you have really convinced me to read My Life Next Door, though. ;)]. Even though there was some important details missing, I’m glad that you ended up enjoying this one, Estelle!

Your review was so well-written, and has definitely piqued my interest in this book. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life