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Review: Louder than Words by Laura Jarratt

Rafi hasn't spoken for eight years. It's up to her to tell her brother's story now that he can't speak either ...

Rafi idolises her seventeen-year-old brother, who is popular, generous and a borderline genius. Ever protective, Silas always includes her when he's with his friends, so Rafi gets to hear all sorts of things that younger sisters wouldn't normally be a part of. Like the time Silas hacks a gaming site to help out his friend Josie, who has been trashed by her ex.

With Josie, Rafi finds herself with a proper friend for the first time in her life. As they grow closer, she realises that she wants to find a way back into the world – she wants to learn to speak again. But Silas has found a new interest too – and it’s taking him away from everything that was once important to him. Can Rafi find the words to save her brother?

My thoughts

I really like Laura Jarratt as a writer. Her books are heartfelt and thoughtful and her latest offering is no  exception.

Louder than words is the story of Rafi, a teenage girl who has been mute most of her life. I really enjoyed her story and finding out about more as her as a character. I loved her relationship with her new best friend Josie and loved seeing the unusual way in which it developed. 

I must admit that this book was a little bit spoiled for me because I think the blurb gives too much away and made me feel like it was dragging because the things I knew about the book were a good way through the book. I which I had read it before looking at anything written about the book as part of its promotion.

All in all a nice and enjoyable read which I enjoyed reading