Hey everyone, I have a tear jerkier of a read that brings a serious mental illness to light.
Your Voice Is All I Hear by Leah Scheier
April is an unpopular high school student who has always had her best friend by her side. The two have always been inseparable since the second grade.
However, this year she is forced to go it alone, when her best friend gets transferred to a local private school.
Things are going miserably as she expected. Until the new boy Jonah, decides to sit in the vacant seat in front of her.
Jonah is a cute artistically talented boy from Boston. The two become fast friends as he encourages her musical talent.
He promised his mom he would give the new school a try for one year but, when the year is over he plans on going to a school for the Arts and wants April to apply and go with him.
As their friendship blossoms into a relationship, things start to unravel. He starts having moments of paranoia, hearing things that are not there and his thoughts are not making sense.
Loyalty and trust are not easy to come by.
April is determined to stick by him and have his back no matter what. Even if it means putting herself second and lying to those around her.
With clarity comes the truth of their reality.
This book is difficult to rate, due to the subject matter. I liked how the book brought a serious mental illness to light. It was raw, gripping and heart wrenching. I thought the book was well written. I am not normally a book crier, but you will need some tissues on hand for this emotional read.
(said to be released September 01, 2015)
Best Wishes Always,