Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Review- Silent Song by Ron C Nieto

Silent Song
Ron C. Nieto

The princess of the school, Alice, is keeping a secret that could strip her of her high school fame. She is obsessed with the school’s outcast, Keith, but not just him – his music. 

Since the inspiration for the song hit, Keith can’t get it out of his mind. The song must be played; it demands to be played. He knows the music is changing him, but he is unable to stop it. 

Music has the ability to move you, enlighten you, and take you to places you have never dreamed of. And this particular piece? It has a life of its own and makes you forget who you really are. 

As Keith and Alice learn of one another to the notes of that one perfect tune, they can overlook their roles and discover who they could be together. But they also discover someone else is listening and intends on keeping Keith to herself, possibly for an eternity. (Product Description)

Wow! Silent Song was definitely not what I expected... but I mean that in a good way! I admit, it took me a few chapters to really get into the story but once I did, I couldn't stop.I felt like Kevin! (lol) Now, I like to do spoiler free reviews so I can't say too much without giving the plot twist away but I'll see what I can do!

Alice is one of the popular girls at school. She, along with her "friends " Lena and Anna, thinks the most important thing is status. One of the objects of their spite is Kevin. We learn that Alice's and Kevin's families were close years ago but drifted apart. As the story progress, we see Alice learning the true meaning of friendship, the importance of character, and the strength of love.  

As both participate in the school drama, Lady Windemere's Fan, they start to reconnect. As their bond grows, so does the depth of Kevin's troubles. Alice and Kevin begin to search for a way to help Kevin and discover and story of heartbreak and despair. Is the love Alice and Kevin have strong enough to overcome the forces working against them? Read Silent Song to find out.

I am giving Silent Song 4 of 5 stars. Now, I was having many personal things happen as I was beginning to read the novel so that might have made it more difficult for me to get into the book but once I did I was hooked. It was well written and descriptive. I would recommend it to any YA reader.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Karen!

    Thanks so much for being part of the tour! I'm so glad to hear the story got you hooked after the first few chapters, too. I've been told that the Keith-playing scene with the theater group is a deal maker, so I guess things start really rolling after a few pages.

    Thanks again for reading and reviewing! :)