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Whisper

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    For two and a half years, Subject 684 – “Jane Doe” – has been locked underground in a secret government facility, enduring tests and torture. In that time, she hasn’t uttered a single word. Not even her real name.#Jane chooses to remain silent rather than risk losing control over the power within her. She alone knows what havoc her words can cause.#Then the authorities put her in the care of the mysterious Landon Ward, and Jane is surprised when he treats her like a person rather than a prisoner. Ward’s protective nature causes her resolve to crack in spite of her best efforts to resist.~Just as Jane begins to trust him, though, a freak accident reveals the dangerous power she has concealed for years. It also reveals that the government has been keeping secrets of its own. Now Jane’s ability is at the heart of a sinister plot for vengeance, and she has to decide whom she will trust … and whom she will help.#Well-known throughout her native Australia, Lynette Noni creates compelling stories that appeal to devoted fantasy fans and general-interest readers alike. This novel’s extended metaphor about finding – and controlling – one’s voice and power will resonate with teens attempting to do just that. The slow-simmering romance, richly imagined world and unexpected plot twists will hook readers from the very first page.

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    For two and a half years, Subject 684 – “Jane Doe” – has been locked underground in a secret government facility, enduring tests and torture. In that time, she hasn’t uttered a single word. Not even her real name.#Jane chooses to remain silent rather than risk losing control over the power within her. She alone knows what havoc her words can cause.#Then the authorities put her in the care of the mysterious Landon Ward, and Jane is surprised when he treats her like a person rather than a prisoner. Ward’s protective nature causes her resolve to crack in spite of her best efforts to resist.~Just as Jane begins to trust him, though, a freak accident reveals the dangerous power she has concealed for years. It also reveals that the government has been keeping secrets of its own. Now Jane’s ability is at the heart of a sinister plot for vengeance, and she has to decide whom she will trust … and whom she will help.#Well-known throughout her native Australia, Lynette Noni creates compelling stories that appeal to devoted fantasy fans and general-interest readers alike. This novel’s extended metaphor about finding – and controlling – one’s voice and power will resonate with teens attempting to do just that. The slow-simmering romance, richly imagined world and unexpected plot twists will hook readers from the very first page.

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    • 850L

    • guided reading
    • Z

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    • HS-Adult

    AWARDS & REVIEWS

    Reviews

    "Compulsively readable, compellingly narrated and so full of twists and turns that I couldn’t put it down until I’d turned the final page. I loved every sentence of Whisper."

    Sarah J. Maas, #1 New York Times & USA Today best selling author of the Throne of Glass series, 17/01/2018

    "Fans of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard will enjoy this fast-paced work of science fiction ..."

    School Library Journal, 01/02/2018

    "Readers, intrigued by Alyssa and her mystery, will surely beg for more."

    Booklist, 14/02/2018

    "... appealing characters and an intriguing, twisty plot that builds to a suspenseful, cliffhanger ending."

    Kirkus Reviews, 20/02/2018

    "... a gripping page-turner with compelling characters and heart-wrenching action."

    CM Magazine, 01/06/2018

    "Well-written and ultimately fast-paced, this is a strong entry into the world of dystopian fiction."

    School Library Connection, 09/10/2018

    "... the story of a young woman who discovers love, friendship, truth and her place in the world."

    Resource Links, 29/10/2018

    Awards

    • 2019 - Florida Teens Read Award, Florida Association for Media in Education, Finalist

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