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Whisper by Lynette Noni and why you should read it

Hello fellow Readerholics,

Some time last year I was in desperate need for something to read and I found this incredible book nestled in a corner of my school library. I was unsure about borrowing it as it didn’t look like something I would usually read. Despite my concerns, I took it home and brought the finished book back the next day. I have never been so happy to be proven wrong about a book.

As usual, I won’t be containing any spoilers so if you haven’t read the book, you’ll be all good.

Whisper by Lynette Noni surrounds the life and experiences of ‘Subject 684’ , a girl who is only known as Jane Doe and has been experimented on for exactly two years, six months, fourteen days, eleven hours and sixteen minutes. During that time she has not uttered a single word. Her life at Lengard follows a particularly strict, torturous and unfortunately, repetitive pattern. Until now. When Jane is assigned a new, surprisingly kind evaluator, her resolve begins to crack. As she uncovers the truth about Lengard’s mysterious program Jane discovers her own secret is at the heart of a sinister plot. One wrong word, could change the world.

Throughout this novel, I often found solitude in the experiences of Jane Doe. Although her situation may be drastically different to that of my own, I completely understood her loneliness and her feeling of separation from the rest of the world. As I read this book I found myself wanting to be silent with her and I really felt her internalised pain. Something I never thought I would feel about a book like this was how starkly relatable and raw Jane’s feelings are. I also greatly enjoyed the mystery of her story unraveling as her resolve did. I thought I would be really frustrated with the many unknowns in this story, but it was incredibly easy to be patient with everything the author threw at me. The high suspense surrounding the book kept me on my toes throughout the novel.

For anybody that is looking to read Whisper, I highly suggest you do as it is an excellent read. For everybody that has already read Whisper, you’ll be very pleased to discover that a second book is coming out this year!

I hope you all enjoyed this bookish rant and remember to please recommend books in the comments.

Xoxo,

Your Favourite Bookworm 🙂

11 comments

queenie

The first Lynette Noni book I read was Whisper, and now I am addicted to the Medoran Chronicles.

3rd Mar, 19
queenie

Whisper is one of the best books of all time in my opinion!

3rd Mar, 19
imosshelf

In reply to queenie

Whisper is definitely one of my favourite books! I can't wait for book 2!

3rd Mar, 19
queenie

In reply to imosshelf

Will there be a book 2 or is it a single book?

3rd Mar, 19
imosshelf

In reply to queenie

There is meant to be a second book coming out this year!

3rd Mar, 19
queenie

In reply to imosshelf

I can’t wait!

3rd Mar, 19
imosshelf

In reply to queenie

Me too!

3rd Mar, 19
imosshelf

Still haven't read the series but I really want to!

3rd Mar, 19
queenie

spoiler text
I especially love the bit where she summons the cat, Schrödinger.

3rd Mar, 19
imosshelf

Oh I loved that part! I'm still mad about the cliffhanger!

3rd Mar, 19
queenie

In reply to imosshelf

IKR!

3rd Mar, 19