Author: Julie Berry
Genre: Young Adult | Historical
Release Date: September 26th 2013
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Read: November 13th, 2013
Four years ago, Judith
and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell
Station. Two years ago, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated,
reviled and ignored by those who were once her friends and family.
Unable to speak, Judith lives like a ghost in her own home, silently
pouring out her thoughts to the boy who’s owned her heart as long as she
can remember—even if he doesn’t know it—her childhood friend, Lucas.
But when Roswell Station is attacked, long-buried secrets come to light,
and Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover
her voice, even if it means changing her world, and the lives around
her, forever. This startlingly original novel will shock and disturb
you; it will fill you with Judith’s passion and longing; and its
mysteries will keep you feverishly turning the pages until the very
don't normally read historical fiction, but if there are more books as
good as this one, I'm sure going to read more of this genre.
This book is hauntingly beautiful, and I love everything about it, even the parts that wrecked my heart.
story was so captivating that I couldn't think of anything else, but
this book - how Judith's life was going be, who had done that to her and
why. Just several pages in, I wept like a baby. My heart ached for her
and what she had to go through. Being shunned and discriminated against
even when she herself was a victim was just so cruel beyond words could
This is one of the books that I will find time to reread. Because once is not enough.
(Some) Favorite Quotes
"You are the sun in my world, and how can I endure to watch you set into another woman's arms?"
you'd let me, I'd kiss away your fear, and let you rest yourself upon
me, and I, I would die beside you and count my self lucky."
"If you were mine I'd comfort you; if you were mine you'd need no comfort."