Published: April 27, 2010
5 out of 5 smirks
Synopsis: “I'd love a cup of coffee. . . . I wish she didn't hide how pretty she is. . . . I hope she didn't find out what Ben said about her. . . . I wish I knew how many calories were in a bite of muffin. . . .
Joy is used to Hearing Whispers. She's used to walking down the street and instantly knowing people's deepest, darkest desires. She uses this talent for good—to make people happy and give them what they want. But for her older sister, Jessica, the family gift is a curse, and she uses it to make people's lives—especially Joy's—miserable. Still, when Joy Hears Jessica Whisper I want to kill my Hearing dead, and kill me too if that's what it takes, she knows she has to save her sister, even if it means deserting her friends, stealing a car, and running away with a boy she barely knows—a boy who may have a dark secret of his own.”
I absolutely adored Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis! At first I was just reading this book because the cover really caught my eye and it was suggested to me by a friend. I checked it out from the library and I am thrilled to tell you all, that I am going to go out and buy (it is that good). I felt like I was with the main character Joy, going through everything she went through. And it wasn’t just that Phoebe Kitanidis can pull you into an emotional roller coaster but the fact that she pulled you into hearing and being distracted by the Whispers themselves.
I’m really hoping for this book to become a series because I feel like I could live in that world with the characters and never get bored. All the characters have so much potential and I want to see what happens between Jess and Joy, Joy and Jaime, Joy and Parker, and how everything else pans out. Reading Whisper was like being dipped into this different reality of a group of people who are different from the reality we have all come to know and love. Whisper is a deeply intriguing story about a girl who just wants to fit in but soon realizes she was born to stand out. Highly recommended by yours truly!