Author: Keary Taylor
Release Date: 5/7/2012
Genre: YA Realistic Fiction
Received From: NetGalley for review
Summary from B&N.com:
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.
What I Didn't Say is breathtaking novel, that will blow you away. This book was amazing. From the storyline, to characters, and the way it was written was completely amazing.
Jake Hayes has been in love with Samantha Shay for years, but he never has told her. One night Jake makes two mistakes that will change his life forever, and leave him mute. Samantha has a secret that shows Jake that there is worst things than what happen to him. Sam and Jake's relationship turns to something it wasn't before. Will he ever get to tell her what he didn't say?
The characters in this book feel like they are real people. Jake is like a normal High School guy, until the accident. Then all these emotions come out, anger, sadness, and unsureness. Samantha seems like a normal teen age girl getting ready for college, but she is hiding something big.
This book was incredibly written. The emotions just jumped off the pages. What I Didn't Say is the perfect combination of heartbreaking and heartwarming. This book made me cry, it made me laugh. This book is like no other book I have ever read.
I loved this book. This is a great story line with a good message. This book is packed with realistic emotions, and characters. It is one of the best YA realistic fiction I have ever read.