Our lives are a collection of moments. Some utterly painful and full of yesterday’s hurts. Some beautifully hopeful and full of tomorrow’s promises.
I’ve had many moments in my lifetime, moments that changed me, challenged me. Moments that scared me and engulfed me. However, the biggest ones—the most heartbreaking and breathtaking ones—all included him.
I was ten years old when I lost my voice. A piece of me was stolen away, and the only person who could truly hear my silence was Brooks Griffin. He was the light during my dark days, the promise of tomorrow, until tragedy found him. Tragedy that eventually drowned him in a sea of memories.
This is the story of a boy and girl who loved each other, but didn’t love themselves. A story of life and death. Of love and broken promises.
In the past two months I’ve read this book twice. Such amazing writing, with awesome characters, and a story that’ll break your heart and heal it all at the same time. That’s a tall order for any author to accomplish. But Brittainy Cherry delivers over and over again. I’ve read some of her other books, and I’ve enjoyed them, I loved this one.
A little about the book: In the beginning Maggie is this vibrant kid. And she decided that Brooks is going to marry her. On the day of their rehearsal (they’re 10 by the way), something terrible happens to Maggie. And it makes her retreat inside herself, literally and figuratively taking her voice. The story fast forwards to Maggie at 18 and then in her 20s. And through that we watch how she changes, how the whole family dynamic has changed, broken and then coped. But my favorite is the relationship between Brooks and Maggie. I just love Brooks. He is such an amazing guy. And his love for Maggie is potent. But of course things happen that cause years of separation and there are so many other things that I won’t say because of spoilers. The main thing though, is this is such a great read.
I loved this book. The journey was amazing and that’s why I read it twice. I recommend it. There are some swear words and maybe 2 semi-sexual situations, just skip them. The writing and story in this book is beautiful.
(4.5 / 5)
Description of The Silent Waters was taken from Amazon.