Maybe Rock Fiction Coveting: Silent Echo by Elisa Freilich

Posted: November 28, 2014 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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I don’t know about this one. Susan says you never know until you try, but I gotta admit, I’m a skeptic. Here’s why:

Haunted by silence, a mute teenage girl is mysteriously given back her voice … and it is divine.

“Silent Echo is a gripping, original read, with a heroine you won’t forget. Katniss Everdeen-watch out for Portia Griffin.” -Erica Wagner, Author of Seizure

Rendered mute at birth, Portia Griffin has been silent for 16 years. Music is her constant companion, along with Felix, her deaf best friend who couldn’t care less whether or not she can speak. If only he were as nonchalant about her newfound interest in the musically gifted Max Hunter.

But Portia’s silence is about to be broken with the abrupt discovery of her voice, unparalleled in its purity and the power it affords to control those around her. Able to persuade, seduce and destroy using only her voice, Portia embarks on a search for answers about who she really is, and what she is destined to do.

Inspired by Homer’s Odyssey, Silent Echo: A Siren’s Tale is an epic story filled with fantasy, romance and original music.

 

So we know that a book doesn’t have to be about a musician in order to be Rock Fiction. We’ve seen that with Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and Susan also made note of it in Searching for Tina Turner.

Even the ending line of the description here makes it sound like this is Rock Fiction, so bring it on and let’s see. On the other hand, I never read The Odyssey, so maybe that is some warning sign I am missing. I don’t know. Those big fat Greek classics that the geeks love (Susan says thanks for that, by the way) … never been my thing.

But rock and roll? I am so there.

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