Whisper to Me

Whisper to Me

by Nick Lake


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Cassie is writing a letter to the boy whose heart she broke. She's trying to explain why. Why she pushed him away. Why her father got so angry when he saw them together. Why she disappears some nights. Why she won't let herself remember what happened that long-ago night on the boardwalk. Why she fell apart so completely.

Desperate for his forgiveness, she's telling the whole story of the summer she nearly lost herself. She's hoping that love==love for your family, love for that person who makes your heart beat faster, and love for yourself—can save both of them after all.

Awards for There Will Be Lies

A Boston Globe Best YA Book of 2015

A Texas TAYSHAS Pick

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619634565
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 318,411
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.90(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Nick Lake is the much-acclaimed author of In Darkness, winner of the Michael L. Printz Award, Hostage Three, which received three starred reviews and was named a Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Boston Globe Best Book of the Year, and There Will Be Lies. He is also the Publishing Director for fiction at HarperCollins Children's Books UK. Nick lives near Oxford, England.



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Whisper to Me 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bbought the actual book not even a week ago. I just finushed it and just sat thr holding the dang book. Its so amazing. Cassie is just so relatable and its just so perfect. Id reccomend to anyone not just girls. Boys and men would love it too. Im so glad i read it. It adds a whole new perspective on thingd thats just heart wrenching. Absalte love <3
Aditi-ATWAMB More than 1 year ago
“I fixed on the stars. Eternity, and a couple of minutes, passed.” Here are some things I need to tell you about Whisper to Me: 1. THIS IS BRILLANT. 2. YOU SHOULD RUN AND READ IT. NOW. 3. LIKE STOP READING THIS AND READ THAT. 4. IT IS PERFECT. AND REAL. AND DARK. AND SWOONY. AND FILLED WITH EMOTION. AND PERFECT. In case you want a why, though, here we go. THE STORY: Cassie is your resident social outcast. Cassie can hear voices in her head. Cassie’s dad cares more about his restaurant and the bugs in his garage than his own daughter. The voice in Cassie’s head tells her she can’t talk to people, or she’ll harm her. Cassie can’t read all the books she likes, or the voice will harm her father. The voice wants her to solve the murders of missing women; a serial killer called The Houdini Killer. The voice wants a lot of things, and Cass can’t deliver on all of them. This is her story. The story about how she sees her cracks, in all their entirety, and how she manages to put them behind her. This is about how Cassie fall in love, and comes out of her shell. This is about how she understands what it means to be a friend, and how to forgive. This is about life’s hard truths, and how sometimes, there just is no answer, and you have to find closure anyway. This is about family and forgiveness, and it’s beautiful. WHY THIS IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A FIVE STAR READ: What I especially loved about Whisper to Me is the sheer importance and the volume it gave to the mental illness itself. I recently read Emery Lord’s When We Collided, and I said that Vivi’s mental disorder felt like a quirk and not something that was really talked about, but Nick Lake has managed this BEAUTIFULLY. It was done with just the right amount of seriousness, the perfect balance of healing and breaking down but most of all, everything about this seemed so REAL and so plausible, really making the reader understand what someone with a voice in their head might be going through. Another thing that made me fall in love with Whisper to Me was the fact that it was about so MUCH MORE than just one boy, and I truly mean that. This book was a love letter, BUT IT WASN’T JUST ABOUT TWO PEOPLE AND BACKGROUND. This has family and friendship and disease and healing and murder and it was PERFECT. If you gave me the chance, I would rant on forever. For Whisper to Me is that rare contemporary that only comes oh-so-rarely. The next Sarah Dessen is here. Make way.
Laura_at_125Pages More than 1 year ago
2.5 Stars - Original review @ 125Pages.com Whisper to Me by Nick Lake had such promise. A fantastic sounding plot featuring a teen girl struggling with balancing love and her mental illness. A letter written to the boy she has hurt and a promise of a brighter future. Instead of getting the big heart tugs and emotional tie I wanted from Whisper to Me, I got out that I need chapters in a book. Yup, 500+ pages with not a chapter break makes for a tedious read. Without that natural break, I was not sure where the story segmented itself and was actually stressed out reading it. Whisper to Me was written as a free flowing, stream of consciousness letter from our main character Cassie to the boy she has fallen for and then hurt. Cassie is suffering from mental health issues including hearing a voice that tells her to punish herself among other things. Struggling through medication and therapy she finds solace in a boy who works on the boardwalk that the voice is silent around. Told in a letter to him, Whisper to Me could have been great but instead confused me and was frankly hard to read. As stated above there were no chapters, the story just went on and on and then contained such lines as “insults, like: ********* *********** you ********* ******** yourself ******* ****** ********* ******* die ******* ******* ******** such a ******* ******** ***** ******** ********* *********” as the main character did not like cursing and her voice cursed a lot. Now I have seen some reviews that raved about this book and the writing of Nick Lake, so I think this is a YMMV as I just could not get past the style the story was presented in. I found it confusing and convoluted and the few amazing parts and characters (Paris was awesome) could not get me past the presentation. I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.