This YA story has a slow beginning. We get to know the main characters individually. Jake is an athletic guy who participates in sports actively and plans to enlist in the Air Force as soon as graduation day comes. His love for many years has been Samantha, a brilliant overachiever from the same island.
Samantha seems like a distant possibility to Jake, until one day. He and his friends are partying and Jake, never a drinker decides to be a follower and drinks until drunkenness From this day forward, Samantha and Jake are interlaced. The day Jake decides to declare his love to Sam, loses his voice by an accident that will change him for the rest of his life. Words of love for Sam will never leave Jake's vocal chords.
Sam hides from everyone her life's circumstances. When Jake discovers the truth that's when the story picks pacing. Jake's life gets changed for his muteness and we see how this builds his character and defines him as a new person.
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