Silence Is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher audiobook

Silence Is Goldfish

By Annabel Pitcher
Read by Jayne Entwistle

Little, Brown Young Readers 9780316370752
9.35 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781478909354

My name is Tess Turner--at least, that's what I've always been told. I have a voice but it isn't mine. It used to say things so I'd fit in, to please my parents, to please my teachers. It used to tell the universe I was something I wasn't. It lied. It never occurred to me that everyone else was lying too. Fifteen-year-old Tess doesn't mean to become mute. At first, she's just too shocked to speak. And who wouldn't be? Discovering your whole life has been a lie because your dad isn't your real father is a pretty big deal. Terrified of the truth, Tess retreats into silence. Reeling from her family's betrayal, Tess sets out to discover the identity of her real father. He could be anyone--even the familiar-looking teacher at her school. Tess continues to investigate, uncovering a secret that could ruin multiple lives. It all may be too much for Tess to handle, but how can she ask for help when she's forgotten how to use her voice? In a brilliant study of identity, betrayal, and complex family dynamics, award-winning author Annabel Pitcher explores the importance of communication, even when we're faced with unspeakable truths.

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Summary

Summary

My name is Tess Turner--at least, that's what I've always been told.


I have a voice but it isn't mine. It used to say things so I'd fit in, to please my parents, to please my teachers. It used to tell the universe I was something I wasn't. It lied.


It never occurred to me that everyone else was lying too.


Fifteen-year-old Tess doesn't mean to become mute. At first, she's just too shocked to speak. And who wouldn't be? Discovering your whole life has been a lie because your dad isn't your real father is a pretty big deal. Terrified of the truth, Tess retreats into silence.


Reeling from her family's betrayal, Tess sets out to discover the identity of her real father. He could be anyone--even the familiar-looking teacher at her school. Tess continues to investigate, uncovering a secret that could ruin multiple lives. It all may be too much for Tess to handle, but how can she ask for help when she's forgotten how to use her voice?


In a brilliant study of identity, betrayal, and complex family dynamics, award-winning author Annabel Pitcher explores the importance of communication, even when we're faced with unspeakable truths.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A memorably offbeat novel…It’s a painful but rewarding story of an insecure teen finding her voice.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Pitcher delivers a story of betrayal and miscues among family and friends with a realistic blend of humor and gravity.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Tess is a witty, energetic, and appealing protagonist.” Horn Book Guide
“This refreshing story is firmly focused at home on questions of identity and family. Readers will…enjoy the journey.” Booklist
“The strength of this emotionally wrought, introspective novel lies in the character of Tess, the clarity of her voice, and the odd but wonderful relationship she has with the Jiminy Cricket-like Mr. Goldfish…An engrossing character study of a girl in crisis, this novel is perfect for readers who appreciate realistic heroines who solve their own problems.” Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Jayne Entwistle has the snarky voice needed for Tess’ thoughts as she begins a journey to find her authentic voice while living mute in her world.” AudioFile
“Pitcher’s smooth writing offers clear insight into all of Tess’s heartfelt emotions…Readers who like quirky, angsty characters who triumph over both themselves and their oppressors will enjoy this tale.” VOYA

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Author

Author Bio: Annabel Pitcher

Author Bio: Annabel Pitcher

Annabel Pitcher graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English Literature and went on to edit television scripts for the comedy Harry Hill and the long-running soap opera Coronation Street. Annabel started writing My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece longhand in Ecuador, on a round-the-world trip. She lives in Yorkshire with her husband.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.35
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English