Saturday, July 11, 2009

Words Unspoken

Book Review:  When you are a teenager the world is perfect.   What could go wrong?    Unfortunately a lot as Lissa realizes after her mother is killed in a tragic accident right before her eyes.    Everything that she planned for her future are laid to the side as she becomes trapped in her own room of guilt.

During her process of trying to recover she meets a driving instructor who is dealing with his own past issues.   While dealing with her fear of driving, they discover that being trapped in the car give them a great change to open up about their emotional fears as well.    
 "Words Unspoken" was not an easy read for me.    Not to say it wasn't a good book because it absolutely was, but I had to read it in pieces to be able to digest it all.    It gave me a lot to think about.      How choices from your past affect your future.  How depression affects all ages.    How there is no such thing as "coincidence".     Those aren't new thoughts for me but things I wanted to think about again.

Such a well written book and I look forward to reading more of Elizabeth Musser's books!

Book Description:    Whose voice will she listen to?   A mysterious bestselling novelist, a depressed teen, an eccentric driving instructor, a rogue stock broker, a socialite in trouble, a weary missionary, a desperate book editor. . .

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee during the frenzy of the stock market crash of 1987, Words Unspoken introduces a cast of unforgettable characters who must choose whether to listen to voices that entice them towards greed, depression, and anger or to a still small voice that offers hope.

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