Whisper

Whisper

by Chris Struyk-Bonn

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Overview

Sixteen-year-old Whisper, who has a cleft palate, lives in an encampment with three other young rejects and their caregiver, Nathanael. They are outcasts from a society (in the not-too-distant future) that kills or abandons anyone with a physical or mental disability. Whisper's mother visits once a year. When she dies, she leaves Whisper a violin, which Nathanael teaches her to play. Whisper's father comes to claim her, and she becomes his house slave, her disfigurement hidden by a black veil. But when she proves rebellious, she is taken to the city to live with other rejects at a house called Purgatory Palace, where she has to make difficult decisions for herself and for her vulnerable friends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459804777
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
File size: 922 KB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Chris Struyk-Bonn has detassled corn, worked in a small motor-parts factory, framed pictures, served in various and sundry restaurants and labored in an egg factory. She is currently a high school English teacher in Portland, Oregon, and has at last found a job she thoroughly enjoys. Whisper is her first book. For more information, visit www.chrisstruykbonn.com.

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Whisper 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story grabs you at the very beginning and keeps its grip on you till the very end. Excellent Read.