Whisper

Whisper

by Stacey R Campbell

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ISBN-13: 9780988478466
Publisher: Gemelli Press
Publication date: 03/23/2014
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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Whisper 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Michelle Randall for Readers' Favorite Lakeview Academy is a centuries-old boarding school on 300 mountain acres in Canada that started out for boys and now admits girls and boys for 8th through 12th grades. It also holds its own secrets and resident ghosts, or so the stories go. Leigh is in her senior year, but her now graduated best friend Blakely's younger sister Halle is starting this year and Leigh is going to be her "big sister." Halle is overjoyed about the ghosts, the mysteries, and secrets of the school and she can't wait to find out more. It helps that the original building that housed the founder's family is being renovated this year. The seniors are tapped to clean the attic since they are the only ones on campus at the time. Halle tags along with Leigh, and in the process finds an old diary. Whisper is the story of the adventure that follows as Halle entrusts a few seniors, Leigh, and her roommate Christi, her boyfriend David, and his best friend Callum, who just happens to be a descendant of the founding family, to help find a lost treasure mentioned in the diary. Author Stacey R. Campbell creates an engaging and compelling story that makes you want to keep reading and find out what happens. Whisper is actually the second book in the Lakeview Academy series, but it stands on its own quite well. I did not read the first book and was able to follow along without a problem, although now I do want to go back and read the first book. Enough key information was relayed in this book so that you are not lost. Not only do you have the treasure hunt going on, but you have tension between Callum and Leigh, which has been going on since their first year. Author Stacey R. Campbell does a wonderful job creating characters that you want to know, you want to read about, and you find yourself rooting for and wanting to see them find what they are looking for, among other things. This book is a great read for middle school on up readers. It is clean, there is no sex - although there are references to it, it's not actually seen or described - and there is no violence at all. I would be willing to let my 6th grader read this book. Enjoy, readers!
lakraft More than 1 year ago
After finishing Hush I couldn't wait to jump into Whisper. This didn't disappoint me at all. This book did incorporate some of the characters in Hush but was still went a totally different direction. I really enjoyed that this switched focus but still remains a series. This could easily be read as a stand alone book without any confusion so if this is your first book you choose in this series you will be fine and fully understand it. References are made to family that were a focus in book one but the story line is a complete different focus. I loved this and couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the next in the series!!
kirstyviz More than 1 year ago
Whereas Hush, the first Lakeview story, was a brilliant modern day fairytale, Whisper is a faultless paranormal romance. Stacey R Campbell's writing is linear but always asks the reader to stretch their imagination and believe in the impossible, not only mystically but also romantically. The story's central character is Halle, the younger sister of the princess found at Lakeview in Hush. Halle is beginning her time as a "lifer" at the Academy, with the guidance of Leigh, who is in her final year. It is Halle who has the first paranormal experiences, just before she discovers the hidden journal of Elsie Stewart, the famous Lakeview ghost. In this journal Halle, Leigh and their friends find the secret of the Academy's treasure and begin an adventure to find it and bring peace to Elsie's spirit. Whilst searching for the treasure unites the group, Stacey R Campbell explores Leigh's character and in particular Whisper's omniscient narrator, but it is the when and how both Leigh and Calum will come to a mutual realisation, which keeps us entertained. Although Calum has clearly made mistakes I loved the fact they they are both pivotal in Halle's life and appear genuine. Though this is not a complicated plot, I was captivated by Lakeview's beautiful setting, as described by the author, and the tangibility of Halle and her group of friends. This is a perfect young adult series and I am very excited for the final book in the trilogy. I received this as a complimentary review copy, but this has had no influence on my opinion
quibecca More than 1 year ago
I had just finished the first book to this the other day, and couldn't wait to start on this one.  This time we get to follow Halle, Blakely's younger sister as she starts at Lakeview Academy.   This book surprised me.  The last one was about a lost princess, and uncovering where she came from, this one follows the story of a girl named Elsie that use to live at the academy when it first started.  She died when she was young and has haunted the halls of Lakeview since.  When Halle finds Elsie's journal things get a little strange. While the group of students is clearing out a building for remodel Halle finds the journal, but when she starts seeing things and feeling things it gets a little weird.  I have to admit this book was a little creepy.  AND, I loved it!!!  I love scary.  I don't think it was super scary, but it has it's creepy moments.  It was fantastic. Halle begins to read Elsie's journal and comes to find out what really happened all those years ago when a fire engulfed the Library.  Halle begins to see things, and feel things that make her think Elsie is trying to tell her something.  This leads Halle, and her friends Leigh, Christi, David, Calum (and eventually Griffen) on a quest to find what Elsie so desperately wants them to find. There are a few times in this book that I got goose bumps, and a little scared because I usually read late at night with the lights off.  It was so much fun to read though!  It kept me on my toes.  Then on top of the mystery, there is a love story to boot.  This love story is hilarious and frustrating all at the same time.  Leigh and Calum act as though they hate each other, and their banter back and forth is actually quite comical.  They are so snarky with each other, which of course just reaffirms the fact that they have conflicting feelings towards each other.  It is fun to see how things work out.  I don't want to say anything to ruin the book, but I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end.  It was exciting, creepy, funny, and nail biting for me at times.  It's a great series. Now, again on a personal note.  This is the same author I wrote about earlier that has Dyslexia.  While I am reading this story all I can think to myself is how amazed I am at her ability to write such a great book.  My son has Dyslexia, and I know for a fact how hard it is for this little man of mine to write his thoughts down on paper, and even harder for him to read them out loud.  Yet, I read this book, and it is written so well.  I am so thankful for authors, actors, anyone out there that shares their struggle with Dyslexia.  I love to be able to show my son that anything is possible.  I can honestly say I will read anything this author comes out with, just for that reason.  BUT, on top of it she is an amazing author, so why wouldn't I want to read her fabulous books :).   If you like mystery, chills, and love, this is a great book to pick up! content:  there is mild swearing and the "f" word is used a few times, but not excessively! Source:  I got this book from Netgalley in return for an honest review.  I was not compensated in anyway for this review, and these are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.