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?
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