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Silent - Sara Alva
Silent
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Alex’s life as a teenager in South Central LA is far from perfect, but it’s his life, and he knows how to live it. He knows what role to play and what things to keep to himself. He’s got it all under control, until one lousy pair of shoes kicks him out of his world and lands him in a foster care... show more
Alex’s life as a teenager in South Central LA is far from perfect, but it’s his life, and he knows how to live it. He knows what role to play and what things to keep to himself. He’s got it all under control, until one lousy pair of shoes kicks him out of his world and lands him in a foster care group home.

Surrounded by strangers and trapped in a life where he could never belong, Alex turns to the only person lower on the social ladder than he is: a “special” mute boy. In Sebastian, Alex finds a safe place to store his secrets—those that sent him to foster care, and the deeper one that sets him apart from the other teenagers he knows. But Sebastian has secrets of his own, and when tragedy rips the two boys apart, Alex will stop at nothing to find the answers—even if it means dragging them both through a past full of wounds best left buried.

It might just be worth it, for the slim chance at love.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00G8UF0JM
Pages no: 383
Edition language: English
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Dreamer
Dreamer rated it
5.0 Silent
An excellent well written m/m romance from Sara Alva. Ghetto kid Alex is taken into foster care away from his neglectful mother and her abusive partner Hector. Here Alex meets the withdrawn mute Seb who he chooses to vent his fears to."You fucking show up at my school and take my whole life away fro...
Addicted to Reading
Addicted to Reading rated it
5.0 Silent
Silent is not an easy read and I have struggled with actually writing this review. The story is amazing and real and gritty. There's not a lot of happy to be found for a while, but it really was true to the circumstances. I didn't feel like the author glossed over things to make them more palatable,...
AnnaLund2011
AnnaLund2011 rated it
5.0 Book Review — Silent, by Sara Alva
I had a moment of feeling uneasy with the gritty talk, when inside Alex’s head. He has internalized so much racial denigratory crap that it almost hurt my eyes. It most certainly hurt my heart. As did the whole book. This story is heartrending. Sad. Full of devastation. Kids and drug dealers. Youn...
Christina
Christina rated it
I don't think I have the words to do this book justice. I'm just going to say that I don't give out 5 stars lightly but this one deserves every last one of them. Everything in this story felt so real and alive. The characters, the environment and atmosphere, it all sucked me into a world I didn't wa...
Hearts On Fire Reviews
Hearts On Fire Reviews rated it
4.5 Sara Alva -Silent
Reviewed by: JustJen Summary: Alex’s life as a teenager in South Central L.A. is far from perfect, but it’s his life, and he knows how to live it. He knows what role to play and what things to keep to himself. He’s got it all under control, until one lousy pair of shoes kicks him out of his wor...
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