SilenceNatasha Preston


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Silence by Natasha Preston Book Summary

For eleven years, Oakley Farrell has been silent. At the age of five, she stopped talking,and no one seems to know why. Refusing to communicate beyond a few physical actions, Oakley remains in her own little world.
Bullied at school, she has just one friend, Cole Benson. Cole stands by her refusing to believe that she is not perfect the way she is. Over the years, they have developed their own version of a normal friendship. However, will it still work as they start to grow even closer?
When Oakley is forced to face someone from her past, can she hold her secret in any longer?

*Silence deals with a sensitive topic and is recommended for 16+

Silence (Natasha Preston) Book Reviews

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This is the best book I ever readHey, idk if you will see this but eh. Tbh I love this book. It’s so interesting and so true about what happens in today’s day an age that children get sexually abused or assulted by adults/strangers or family. No one should be treated like that. I wish to continue reading more but I’m not really that rich and afford to get iTunes money to buy the rest of the books. I prefer if they were for free if that’s okay. 27/10/17 From a Junior Year 9 Student in Australia, Samantha.Score: 5/5

SilenceGreat story and very suspenseful. I was riveted throughout..Score: 5/5

Can’t ExplainI cannot explain how satisfying this book was. How amazing it was. It kept me on it all the time. I read it whenever I can. I have really been stuck to it, with the world of drama folding around Oakley, and her silence got me into it. The lack of time I spent reading with it was outrageously massive. I can’t wait to read the next, and the next (Silent Night, Broken Silence). This book hooked me from the start all the way to the end. The one thing I’ll Criticise is how much time I spent reading it.... everyday... every second. ❤️.Score: 5/5

AmazingThis has a very powerful meaning to it-I’m obsessed!.Score: 5/5

Amazing!I couldn't put this book down and couldn't wait to read the next one..Score: 5/5

OkDragged on a little had to skip parts to get to the real plot..Score: 3/5

AwesomeLovin’ the story and excellent flow and climax..Score: 5/5

SilenceGreat read, looking forward to follow up. Can’t wait..Score: 5/5

PerfectWhen you read the first page it really drags you in. I suppose that makes you want to keep reading. Also, I got really emotionally attached to each of the characters. I'll go and get the next one now..Score: 5/5

SilenceStory is really amazing but book needs so many grammatical corrections...Score: 5/5

BRILLIANT!This is a fantastic book! It's is sooo romantic, funny and mysterious. I enjoyed this book and read it in two days because I couldn't put it down! I love this book and can't wait to read the second one! Thanks Natasha Preston.Score: 5/5

Incredible!This book needs to be appreciated much more than it is. I read the ENTIRE series (three books and short story) in three days!! It is incredible!! A must read for sure..Score: 3/5

AmazingI have never read anything so Interesting I rarely read and I have read all 4 books at least 3 time this year it is amazing I love it Oakley story is amazing and cole sounds like the best friend everyone wants. There’s books have inspired me to be a writer my self.💕.Score: 5/5

Heartbreaking & Amazing!!What an amazing read! I could not put this book down! I finished two of the books in 2 days. Such a tragedy, but also a beautiful love story. It could be a sensitive subject to some though. Would rate it 10/10 if I could.Score: 5/5

Best book everThis is the best book you could ever read -unknown.Score: 5/5

You must readGreat book.. Wow.. Wish I had their relationship So well written.Score: 5/5

Captivating!!!This book got me so emotionally connected with the characters I cried on a number of occasions. Grammatical errors were a little annoying but the story was so enthralling, the author can be forgiven for these. Already downloaded the second one to start straightaway..Score: 5/5

I loved this book!I absolutely loved this book! It was one that I had trouble putting down. I fell in love with the characters and their love story, and it really brought out my emotions. It's a beautiful love story, and made me feel like a teenager in love again. I have purchased the second book and am so far loving that too!.Score: 4/5

WowThis book sent me on a rollercoaster of emotions. Reading this made me remember why I love reading novels so much. An absolute 5/5 stars. Cannot wait to dig my nose in to the next in this series..Score: 5/5

BeautifulI’ve been reading this over the past few days and I cried like a baby at the end 😭. Seriously considering purchasing ‘Broken Silence’ to continue Oakley and Cole’s story. Job well done, this is fantastic! 👏.Score: 4/5

Worth a read!Enjoyed this book.Score: 4/5

A book that made me goofy smileI was surprised by how much I adored this relationship. Nothing was rushed and everything happened when it should have. I can’t wait to read the next one :).Score: 5/5

Oh my godOh my god this is the best book ever. It's my favourite book. It was kind off sad. I almost cried when I read the part where she told Cole the reason why she stopped talking but it was still a very fascinating book. I can't wait to read more of the series. I Love it l love it.😍😘😚🤗.Score: 5/5

Good storyThe story held my attention from beginning to end. The characters were well developed. The proof reading/mistakes throughout the book were many. I would often have to re-read a sentence that didn't make sense and then guess at the meaning. I didn't like the way the book was left up in the air with the next instalment to come in the next book at a cost..Score: 3/5

Love this bookI've never really liked a app or anything apple really has to offer but this book is absolutely the best, it's the first book I've ever read all the way to the end and I'm 15. Can't wait to buy Broken silence. Thank you.Score: 5/5

SilenceI'm looking forward to book 2 but I don't have any more money on my iTunes gift card Scarlett Herft Age:10.Score: 5/5

Okayyy.This book was interesting and I wanted to know the ending, that’s about all it had going for it. Like others I skipped some bits after I was sick of reading the same junk. Also the writer often mixed things up like changing from Oakley’s perspective to Cole’s and then back to Oakley’s in one paragraph. They clearly lost their place and didn’t have the book checked over. Or the person who was to edit the book also skipped parts! Anyway, glad it was a freebie but will not be buying others considering the free ones are usually the best ones and the series normally get more sloppy...Score: 2/5

Love ❤️Absolutely had me in mixed emotions!.Score: 5/5

Amazing!!I absolutely HATE books and reading. Never loved them, but this series is AMAZING!! I have read this book 3 times now and would re-read it again in a heart beat! I love it so much I really wish it will turn into a movie, being exactly the same as the book! ❤️.Score: 5/5

Beautiful BookThis book was so emotional, and I have fallen in love with the series. The thing that happened to Oakley was the exact same thing that happened to my best friend, and I wish so badly that I doesn’t happen to other people because it is horrible. <3<3<3.Score: 5/5

AMAZINGSo i read this book years ago and i remembered it the other day, and i fell in love with the book again.Score: 5/5

Silence!I liked it a lot! Got me so interested to read the next one "broken silence" 😊😊😊😊😊.Score: 4/5

DisappointedI can't believe there are 1200 reviews! I skimmed through the majority of the book because I thought it was going to get better! It didn't!! Don't bother reading it!.Score: 1/5

Great readRiveting!.Score: 5/5

Great!Love this book! Bought all of them..Score: 5/5

😍It's an amazing book!.Score: 5/5

Soo good!I love this book! Highly recommend!.Score: 4/5

Best e-bookIt's emotional and excellent, the author does a very good job at making the book come to life. I felt a connection when I read this book and the story of the main character is truely amazing. I recommend this book and I also recommend the rest of the series!!.Score: 5/5

SilenceWow! Breathtaking. I couldn't look away. I was scared to 'know', the full ugly truth, but I couldn't stop reading. I cried. My heart ached for the young lovers, for the broken Oakley, for her broken family, for Oakley's silence. This was exceptionally written. The author was respectful and caring of the subject without compromising the necessity for full disclosure. The ugly truth and the blame was put squarely where it belonged without losing sight of, or undermining or glossing over the terror experienced by Oakley. The telling could've all gone wrong if it was a one dimensional story, but it didn't because it wasn't. Oakley's post traumatic stress was palpable. She challenged it and she succeeded, only when she was with Cole. Her misconstrued thoughts, her beliefs about herself, her fears and her lack of self worth were heart breaking. Her boyfriend's almost psychic ability to communicate and care for her was not out the bounds of reality, given that they were two children who grew up together with one having suffered a trauma. Each and every person around her, had developed in a way over the years, that mirrored their deep need to know what happened to her and help her heal, except for one who had their own agenda; to keep her silent. I felt deeply for Oakley, and all those around her. Many lives were forever traumatised by what happened to Oakley. That's a major understatement. Best to just read it and find out for yourself..Score: 5/5

WowI'm not someone who is into reading books but this one just got me! The story is really beautiful and the end made me crying, kind of.. It's very worth it to read!!!.Score: 5/5

SilenceWhen I first saw the book title I was concerned that it would be boring... a whole book with little or not much dialogue.... and boy was I wrong! I was HOOKED from the beginning. I loved the characters and the storyline. What a GREAT book! Seriously worth reading!.Score: 5/5

IncredibleIncredible story, so many highs and lows- really pulls you in!.Score: 5/5

Ye it a bookListen the writing isn’t great and the plot is pretty predictable but the idea behind it, and the characters, are charming enough that anyone around 14-17 can give it a read and enjoy it well enough..Score: 3/5

Great readSuch an interesting page turner.Score: 5/5

Most. Predictable. Book. EverYou can honestly plot the whole thing after reading the first 50 pages..Score: 1/5

Literally my favourite book in the whole universeThe only book I would secretly read at night or was the book I would never tell my friends the book because I felt like it was mine and I wanted to finish reading it before they started. Absolutely amazing and definitely buying the next book ❤️.Score: 5/5

One of my favourite books!I absolutely love this story. I have read all 3 books repeatedly. I laughed, I cried. It stayed with me for so long! I fell in love with the main characters. I recommend this story to so many family and friends. A tale of perseverance and strength. Thank you for writing one of my favourite stories Natasha Preston!.Score: 5/5

So GOOD!!!I loved this book so much, it had many scenes that brought me to tears. It had a beautiful storyline and many parts that had suspense. This book is a bit inappropriate for younger children so, I recommend this book for teens and above. Other than that, I loved it and wanted to read the other books in the series!.Score: 5/5

SilenceWhat a wonderful book. It brought tears to my eyes. It is so true, what happens in this crazy world of ours. Congratulations on the book.Score: 5/5

My book reveiw for silenceI love this book i just decided to download it because I was looking for something to read and it came up as free so I thought ill give it a go if I don’t like it it’s ok because it is free. The first few chapters are not that interesting but as the story goes on it gets really good and every time I stop reading it I want to go back to finish it. Every chapter or so there is a masive cliff hanger which makes you wonder what is going to happen and it makes you want to read it more to find out what happens. I would give this book an eleven out of 10 it was amazing and I did’t want to stop reading. I have now downloaded broken silence book 2 of this and I am hoping that it is as good as the first I am excited to read it and find out what happens. This book takes you on an emotional roller coaster with happiness, love, fear, anger and sadness. I would definetly recomend this book to anyone who is looking for a good read. A shout out to natasha preston for making an amazing story. This book will make you laugh, cry and most definitely go awww Tiana..Score: 5/5

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Emotional...A good book with a very good plot line mixed in well with why Oakley stopped talking. The ending was slightly suprising but I enjoyed it overall I only bought it because it was free and I’m not planning to buy books with money so if u could by any chance make the second book free then I’ll buy it (please please make it free) Really enjoyed it recommended for 14 and above.Score: 5/5

SilenceBrilliant need to read second one.Score: 5/5

Miss IGreat story!.Score: 5/5

SilenceVery good read Lots of errors Characters mixed up in the same paragraph, had to re-read sentance again to understand Will read second.Score: 4/5

Great bookThis is such a great book. Once you start it grips onto you, i even recommended it to my English teacher 😂 Although there are grammer and spelling mistakes or words that don’t really make sense, its still a great book. I’ve never read or heard of a book with a storyline like this one. Great read for a free book :).Score: 5/5

SilenceSo slow won’t bother with the sequel.Score: 1/5

AmazingIt’s amazing just amazing the ending made me anxious about the next book as well as it make me cry like a baby it’s amazing the whole series is.Score: 5/5

SilenceI loved this book so much i got everything and i understood her pain even though i never went through it the romance the journey to finally being free was absolutely amazing i could read this book a million times and i’m so happy theres a part 2,3 and 4 i cant wait to read them all.Score: 5/5

An absolutely thrilling bookI would 100% recommend this as u really feel that u r in the book and I get really hooked up on Oakley and coles relationship I love this.Score: 5/5

SilenceThis was the best book I have ever read. I don’t read very often as I can never find a book to enjoy. I was just looking for a book to read at school when I came across this one and started to read it because it seemed so simple but so interesting at the same time. I never thought I could love a book as much as this one and I definitely will be reading the rest very soon!.Score: 5/5

LovedI loved this book- I am very picky with what I like but this legit sound be a Netflix series I loved it. I cried at the end of this book, can’t wait for book 2. Also there were a few mistakes which I found was funny but I didn’t mind... when Cole talks about himself in third person got to me, it was also confusing but mainly funny..Score: 5/5

AmazingAmazing,, read it in one day and have just bought then second one amazing.Score: 5/5

In need of work, but still lovelyI read both books within a couple of days. I really enjoyed, it was good for some light reading. However, this is in need of editing. There are a few spelling and grammatical mistakes which were sometimes distracting, as well as the over use of swearing that didn't enhance the book in any way. The writer seems in the middle of English and American, sometimes going too hard on the English stereotypes (I could make a drinking game of how many times the word bloody was used). Despite this, I really did enjoy them. It explores some dark themes and I love the romance between the two characters. I love that it's cheesy, it just made me smile. I'd really like to see this enhanced, the story line is there and the romance is there too. If we could get more accuracy on mutism and fixed the spelling and grammar this book would be amazing. Still, a better job than I could ever do..Score: 3/5

Couldn’t put it downThis book was brilliant now reading the next one..Score: 5/5

Great bookCouldn’t put this one down captured my interest from page one till page 748 great read.Score: 5/5

Such a good read.At first I wasn’t sure but I kept reading and within a few pages I was hooked. Great read and I can’t wait to read the next one..Score: 5/5

Loved itIt’s very difficult book, but feels so real.Score: 5/5

AmazingThis book is so gripping definitely a great book to read !!.Score: 5/5

Such a good readDownloaded this on holiday and I couldn’t put my phone down, loved the story behind the two characters, true love story.Score: 5/5

❤️This book is excellent..Score: 5/5

AmazingSuch a good book! Read it within a few days, reading Brocken silence now!.Score: 5/5

Bestest📕📕Trust me it’s the great book I ever came across ❤️❤️❤️.Score: 5/5

Amazing bookI’m just about to start the second one but I absolutely loved this book! I couldnt stay away once I started. The characters are good and although the story line is very serious (child abuse) it has some very funny moments and the romance side was perfectly put in!.Score: 5/5

Such a good readI could not put this book down..Score: 5/5

I loved itI love this book so much 🥰🥰🥰😘.Score: 5/5

Easy readingI couldn’t put this down! A real insight into how hard it can be for some people. Without the gory details. Tastefully written..Score: 4/5

Amazing bookI haven’t been reading for awhile n this book got interested in book again ... this book so good i totally recommend it.Score: 5/5

Loved this book !This book was full of twists and turns and is one of my favourite books! It’s got drama and romance and overall is a really good book..Score: 5/5

Couldn’t put it down.I started this book and just couldn’t put it down. The story is well told keeping you engaged and you really feel the emotions that the characters are going through. I can’t wait to read the next one..Score: 5/5

SilenceThis Book was fantastic and a beautiful story! I would read this book everynight. I was hooked on this book. Can not wait to read the next one! Truely a beautiful book!.Score: 5/5

AmazingWas the hardest book to read but was beautiful, completely beautiful..Score: 5/5

A MUST READSilence is a very good book which keeps you hooked . I recommend this book and all the other books in this series highly ..Score: 4/5

SilenceLove love love! A real gripping read..Score: 5/5

SilenceIt was a great book, I wanted more for the ending. What happened to Cole.Score: 5/5

The title is perfectVery moving and captivating.. one of the best books I’ve ever read !! Loved it.. I’m going to move onto broken silence now.. I’m hooked !!.Score: 5/5

ChangeThis book has changed the way I feel about everything in life . It’s made me realise I have a voice and I need to make it heard . Thank you so much for making me realise it ..Score: 5/5

This book has an amazing seriesI would recommend this book to anyone that loves romance novels, one of the best I’ve ever ever read😍😍.Score: 5/5

OutstandingIt was overwhelming to read this book. Loved it..Score: 5/5

SilencePreston has made an absolutely incredible book with such an amazing plot. I couldn’t have thought of a better twist..Score: 5/5

SilenceWhat a well written story it makes you sit-up and think these things go on in the real world which to many people ignore its about time people educated them self’s and help others would recommend this book a must read.Score: 5/5

UhUh I guess it’s okay? It’s not the best book I’ve ever read however.Score: 3/5

PredictableStuck it out to the end to see if it got better but it really didn’t. Repetitive, drawn out and predictable..Score: 2/5

A good read butI enjoyed reading this book the characters are nicely created, however some inconsistencies and poorly researched information. I found a lot of confusion with the characters ages and the timeline such as Oakley is meant to be 15 going to 16 but is still in secondary school and Cole remains 17. A possible trivial point. Still worth reading!.Score: 3/5

The coverPersonally, I love the series and have read all of the books. However, what annoys me is that the change of the cover of the books makes it less appealing to me and the other readers, meanwhile the previous ones looked more story driven, and the focal point of Oakley with a morose look gives the reader some insight as to what some of the stories themes are..Score: 5/5

Amazing book!!!Couldn’t put it down, can’t wait to read the next book!.Score: 5/5

GrippingReally loved how the story was written and the story it’s self was so gripping, although it was full of mistakes. Switching characters point of view in the middle of someone else’s, I couldn’t miss it and it was confusing!.Score: 4/5

InvitinfSuch a good book, one of my favourite books i’ve ever read. very intriguing and paints a picture in my head when i read it!!.Score: 5/5

RivetingVery good read could not put the book down. had to keep reading till the end.Score: 5/5

Its amazingThis is an amazing book to read and I loved how much Oakley and Cole loved each other, it was really cute. If you are looking for a good,interesting book then you should definitely check this one out and give it a read.Score: 5/5

100% worth the read!Thrilling & captivating. I never wanted to put it down! Wish I could read again from the beginning and remain as unaware..Score: 5/5

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