The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet
Date: September 2014
Duration: 6 hours 5 minutes
Sometimes staying silent is the biggest lie of all.
Sophomore Jolia does the one thing no one expects from the girl who has perfected the art of keeping quiet.
She joins the speech team.
Jolia can't confess the real reason-not to her best friend, her new teammates, or even to crush-worthy rival Sam who offers to coach her in secret.
Keeping quiet might be the easy way out, but when what Jolia doesn't say starts to hurt those around her, it might just cost her a best friend, her spot on the team, and even Sam.
But she isn't the only one with a secret. It's going to take words-her words-to make things right.
If only Jolia can find them.
This contemporary young adult novel explores friendships, rivalries, and the ups and downs of finding your voice. A perfect pick for a mother/daughter book club.