"A Distant Voice" was so well written, I never knew what was really going on until the last couple of chapters. Violet and her family have been through a lot, they’ve suffered greatly and have many issues. When Violet and her mother move in with her grandmother, things get a little crazy but I think it’s a good thing. They not only get the help they need but Violet gets surrounded by people who love and care about her, even if she doesn't want it.
I read this book in a couple of hours; I couldn’t stop reading. The characters made it come to life but it did make my heart hurt seeing how much Violet was suffering. You could tell she was going through something but you can’t quite figure it out until you get to those last couple of chapters and everything slips into place. If you're really paying attention to the story you’ll get a vague idea that something's up. Birdie Blake did a great job writing "A Distant Voice" and I’m glad that not only Violet but her family got the help and support they needed. This is a book I have no problem recommending.
In life you don’t find your voice. It finds you.
Violet Hayes knows how to survive the year living with her grandmother in the small town of Wandorah, Tennessee.
• Make Rose happy
• Don’t sing or play guitar
• Avoid Sally Shaw
• Ignore Carter Jenkins
It seems simple enough, right? Wrong.
• How do you keep a depressed sister happy?
• How do you deny yourself your dream?
• How do you avoid a friendship?
• And how do you ignore a boy when he’s everywhere you turn?
Violet’s to-do list just became a whole lot harder.
14+ due to adult situations