Adelaide Te Ngawai was thirteen when Maunga Richards stole her voice.
Addy is plunged into silence when a high school bully inflicts her with an incurable disease that leaves her unable to speak, write, or create. Vox Pox-a man-made malady that's been terrorizing the city for months. Resilient, Addy fights to survive. To not be silenced. But then her brother, Theo, is infected as well.
Desperate for any information that might help cure Theo, Addy follows Maunga into a newly developed virtual psychoreality simulator and discovers a conspiracy deeper than she'd ever imagined. How far will she go to save her brother?
"A stunning debut from a fresh force in young adult fiction. With swift, deft prose set in a fantastic future, Wilson finds her voice in Voiceless."-Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author
|Publisher:||Atthis Arts, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.54(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
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I finished this book with tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat. Voiceless is a fantastic sci-fi debut for E.G. Wilson. The writing is fresh, the plot is interesting, and the characters are intriguing and lovable. Wilson incorporates New Zealand and Maori elements into her futuristic novel. This fusion of Kiwiana and science fiction brings a unique twist to the sci-fi scene. Wilson does an excellent job of making her characters three-dimensional and dynamic, something that is increasingly rare in Young Adult Fiction. Wilson's ability to make the reader feel for her characters is stellar. Additionally, the story has strong descriptions that really put you in the mindset of the main character. Like all stories, this one has its few flaws and minor disconnects (some of which may be resolved in the sequel), but the story overall is enjoyable and engaging. I can't wait to read Wilson's sequel: Expression.
This is one of those few books that I would read again. Good flowing story, and this author is very skilled at presenting a deep character. I empathized with the main character alot, especially since I'm a writer like her. There's a lot of world building of a virtual world, and I enjoyed the symbolism and want to go back and look for more. There's no explicit vulgarity or sex, and there's very little violence. Very well done!
I wasn’t expecting all that much, but I am glad I kept reading. Addy, the main character, grows more complex and interesting. Most of the characters gradually reveal interesting sides of their own story. I’ll be looking for the next book, to see what happens to Addy and Theo.