Published: April 30, 2012
Getting drunk homecoming night your senior year is never a good idea, but Jake Hayes never expected it all to end with a car crash and a t-post embedded in his throat.
His biggest regret about it all? What he never said to Samantha Shay. He's been in love with her for years and never had the guts to tell her. Now it's too late. Because after that night, Jake will never be able to talk again.
When Jake returns to his small island home, population 5,000, he'll have to learn how to deal with being mute. He also finds that his family isn't limited to his six brothers and sisters, that sometimes an entire island is watching out for you. And when he gets the chance to spend more time with Samantha, she'll help him learn that not being able to talk isn’t the worst thing that could ever happen to you. Maybe, if she'll let him, Jake will finally tell her what he didn't say before, even if he can't actually say it.
This book was so great. We start off meeting Jake who is just a normal teenager who is in love with a girl and then he makes one big mistake that changes his life.
Throughout the book you go through Jake's struggles with him and get to know him as a person, you also get to know Sam the girl he is in love with. They both have hard times and things to get through.
The messages in this book are important ones, it shows that when bad things happen you can grow and move on and that can be an important lesson to learn.
I loved the way the whole story was written and you really got to feel their struggles with them.
I was so hooked throughout this book i could barely put it down. It just really made me understand things and there is also the very important message that drink driving is always a very bad idea. Things can go very wrong.
This was also my first net galley book so i was a little bit excited.
This book is a great read and i think it would open a lot of peoples eyes to some issues a lot of teenagers face. I highly recommend giving this book a go.