From Brandy's Book Nook: Review: Silent Song by Jaci Wheeler - When Silence and Sound Collide, Senses Explode

A Brandy's Book Nook Review

Silent Song


Jaci Wheeler

Genre: YA Romance

When Silence and Sound Collide, Senses Explode


I'm deaf. What most people view as a disadvantage, I see as an advantage. I feel my way through life in my 1969 Ford Fairlane. The vibrations and speed sustain me, the race track is where I dominate. I thought racing was all I needed to survive, but I was wrong. 

Music is my life. I inhale the melody and breathe in the lyrics. That was until I met someone that opened my eyes to a new culture. Who knew silence was all it would take for me to really experience music?

My Review

Fair warning for you this book will make you bawl like a baby more than once. Oh my god, I cried and cried. This is such a sad, but sweet YA love story.

Barrett is a high school senior who is deaf. Racing and his younger brother are his whole world. Presley is just starting college to be a music therapist, and meets Barrett by chance. When an accident brings Barrett's world crashing down, he pushes everyone away. Presley forces her way in, and helps him start to heal.

As they get closer, new problems start to come up, and Barrett has doubts about dating someone who is normal because how can she understand what he struggles with? In the end Presley comes up with a beautiful way to show Barrett and his friends how to appreciate music, and show she understands.

The author does a great job, separating when someone is signing versus speaking. This books really brings to life the struggles of being in a relationship when one person has a handicap and the other doesn't. I know it made me stop and think about things a little differently. I'm telling you, beautiful, but sad, have your tissues next to you! There is no explicit content, and I would say around 15-16+

The book can be found at the following link

About the Author

I have been married to my very supportive husband for 10 years and we have two amazing kids!
Writing is my passion and meeting and interacting with readers is one of my favorite pastimes. When I'm not writing you can find me playing with my kids, cooking like a mad woman, online shopping and drinking white peppermint mochas! Please feel free to find me on social media,I love getting feedback from my readers. For Updates and information please go to my webpage at


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