About the Book
Book: Seeing Voices
Author: Olivia Smit
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult
Release Date: April 15, 2020
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.
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In My Opinion
Olivia Smit’s debut novel examines how one moment, one unplanned and unseen minute, can change your entire world.
Almost a year after a life-altering accident leaves Skylar unable to hear, she and her family arrive at her aunt’s house for the summer. While there, she begins to rediscover her confidence but also struggles with the changes in her relationships with her family.
Seeing Voices does an incredible job of putting readers in Skylar’s shoes to experience the frustration, isolation, and fear our heroine experiences through the circumstances of the summer. With a new job, two co-workers who become friends, some scary situations, and some anger and questions directed at God, Skylar discovers her new normal.
There were a couple of areas I wished were more resolved (especially Ana’s situation), but overall, a strong debut that is worth reading.
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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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