Saturday, June 27, 2009

Speak Softly, She Can Hear

Speak Softly, She Can Hear
by Pam Lewis
Rating: Great!
Difficulty: Normal
Pages: 341

Naomi and Carole make a pact to lose their virginity before graduation. Eddie, a slick Upper East Side dropout, is handsome, fatally charming, and more than willing to help the girls accomplish their goal. But on one bitterly cold holiday weekend in an isolated cabin deep in the Vermont woods, a horrifying twist develops in the plan. Before the night is over, a stomach-turning secret is sealed between friends, setting in motion a series of events that will have dire and far-reaching consequences.

Sweeping across decades, moving from New York to Vermont to California and back again, Lewis tells an utterly gripping, psychologically nuanced tale of friendship between two very different women, of the life-changing burden of a secret, the lies we tell others to save ourselves, and the lies we tell ourselves when the truth is too painful to accept.


The thing that makes this book so incredible has to be the villain, Eddie! If you appreciate a good sadistic and conniving villain, Eddie is you guy. He was chosen at the beginning of the novel to be Naomi and Carole's "first" but it goes terribly wrong when Carole accidentally kills another party member Rita. Wow this book is more then amazing- it's plot is ridiculously insane and the characters are very well thought out. You go from New York to California to Vermont and back again, all chasing Carole in her frantic need to escape that one fateful night when she lost everything. You go through every emotion with Carole, from the happiness she feels with Will to the terror she feels with Eddie. Everything is highly interesting and completely amazing! I would recommend this book anyday!


  1. Ooh, the cover is way creepy. The tint of red in the window reminds me of blood haha.

  2. The cover is REALLY creepy but the book is even creepier!



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