Skylar Brady has a for her life—until a car accident changes everything.
Skylar knows exactly what she wants, and getting in a car accident the summer before twelfth grade isn’t supposed to be part of the plan. Although she escapes mostly unharmed, the accident has stolen more than just her hearing from her: she’s also lost the close bond she used to have with her brother.
When her parents decide to take a house-sitting job halfway across the province, it’s just one more thing that isn’t going according to plan. As the summer progresses, Skylar begins to gain confidence in herself, but as she tries to mend her relationship with her brother, she stumbles upon another hidden trauma. Suddenly, she’s keeping as many secrets as she’s struggling to uncover and creating more problems than she could ever hope to solve.
My thoughts: Everything has changed for Skylar over the last year, starting with an accident that left her hard of hearing and grasping at finding where she belongs in the world she used to feel comfortable in. When her aunt takes off on an adventure over the summer before Skylar's last year of high school, her family moves across the province to house sit. No longer able to hide in the shadow of her former life, Skylar starts to figure out who she is and how to move forward.
I enjoyed this story tremendously! I love how it explored the relationships that Skylar has with her family, friends, and with making new friends. I can only imagine how difficult it would be to adjust to no longer being able to hear everything and how incredibly lonely that could be at times.
This story is an excellent one to pick up!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review.
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About the Author
Olivia Smit loves baking, visiting small towns, and writing stories that face hard truth with hope and encouragement. Olivia has an Honours Specialization in Creative Writing, English Language, and Literature and lives in Canada with her family. Seeing Voices is her first novel. Learn more at https://oliviasmit.ca/
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