Book Review: Your Voice is All I Hear by Leah Scheier

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Book Review: Your Voice is All I Hear by Leah ScheierYour Voice Is All I Hear Published by Sourcebooks Fire on September 1, 2015
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 331
Format: ARC

I was the one he trusted. I was the one he loved, the only one who believed him, even when his own mother had locked him up and thrown away the key.
And now, I was going to pass down the white tiled hallway, knock on his doctor’s office door, slam his secret notebook on her desk and make her read it, make her understand what he was hiding, make her see what only I had seen.

April won’t let Jonah go without a fight.
He’s her boyfriend—her best friend. She’ll do anything to keep him safe. But as Jonah slips into a dark depression, trying to escape the traumatic past that haunts him, April is torn. To protect Jonah, she risks losing everything: family, friends, an opportunity to attend a prestigious music school. How much must she sacrifice? And will her voice be loud enough to drown out the dissenters—and the ones in his head?

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Your Voice is All I Hear was a beautifully written tale about young love and schizophrenia. The story follows April, whose best friend just switched schools. Now she’s all alone and has to try to survive her sophomore year of high school. On the first day, she meets a new kid named Jonah, who immediately says that she’s pretty. The two of them hit it off from there.

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As time goes on, the two of them grow closer and closer together, though Jonah starts acting differently. April doesn’t know why he’s acting the way he is, and neither does his mom. Jonah won’t really say anything about it, but there’s definitely something wrong with him. After going to the doctor, April finds that Jonah has schizophrenia, and she decides to try to stick with him through it all.

I absolutely adored Jonah. He was perfect for April, and they were both so artsy. I felt so bad for him as he was slowly losing himself, while April was trying to help him hold on to what really matters in life. I also love how he helped April become the person that she was by the end of the book. He really supported her in her decisions and helped her see that she’s amazing at piano.

I honestly loved Your Voice Is All I Hear. It was very unique and different, and shed light on what schizophrenia can do to a person. I almost cried at the very end of the story, and it takes a lot to make me cry. That’s how I know how wonderful this book really is. I highly suggest checking it out.

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