Your Voice Is All I Hear

Your Voice Is All I HearI Was The One He Trusted I Was The One He Loved, The Only One Who Believed Him, Even When His Own Mother Had Locked Him Up And Thrown Away The Key And Now, I Was Going To Pass Down The White Tiled Hallway, Knock On His Doctor S Office Door, Slam His Secret Notebook On Her Desk And Make Her Read It, Make Her Understand What He Was Hiding, Make Her See What Only I Had Seen April Won T Let Jonah Go Without A Fight He S Her Boyfriend Her Best Friend She Ll Do Anything To Keep Him Safe But As Jonah Slips Into A Dark Depression, Trying To Escape The Traumatic Past That Haunts Him, April Is Torn To Protect Jonah, She Risks Losing Everything Family, Friends, An Opportunity To Attend A Prestigious Music School How Much Must She Sacrifice And Will Her Voice Be Loud Enough To Drown Out The Dissenters And The Ones In His Head Your Voice Is All I Hear is a book that beautifully and realistically portrays Schizophrenia If you re big on mental illness in YA, definitely give this book a shot.I m not saying this book is perfect, though Normally when I post rage y Goodreads updates, that means I m just about ready to DNF a book And I was about to about 20% in with this one But boy, am I happy I stuck with this one, because it definitely redeemed itself But because I m unsure of how to review this book a whole, I m going to break down my review into parts.PART 1 The One Where Everyone Was an Asshole the first 30% Ah, this part of the book and I had a BRILLIANT time together Not Gosh, it had everything I hate in a book heavy stereotyping you know hot jocks, gorgeous queen bees, the queen bee s cronies and all that jazz , judgmental characters which is typically okay since I can be pretty judge y sometimes too, but this one took judgmental to a whole new level and a horrible case of insta love It hurt my brain cells And my eyeballs.Let me indulge you all with these quotes He had put up a picture of a dog, which meant tha
Beautifully written, stunningly heartbreaking, and utterly captivating, Your Voice Is All I Hear is a breakthrough in YA literature To say this book rendered me completely speechless is an understatement After I read the final page, I sat there for a few minutes, my head reeling with the intensity of the book I d just finished and a thousand other indefinable emotions.The story follows a teenage girl, April Wesley, who is reluctant to go back to her school, Fallstaff High, after she finds out that her best and only friend Kristin is transferring to a private school But then she meets the attractive new boy, Jonah Golden Jonah and April soon grow very close and before anyone knows it, they re a couple and officially dating April, who thinks she s a plain Jane and finds herself completely unattractive, is ecstatic that she finally has a boyfriend especially when it s the boy she s been crushing on Her life should now be blissful and filled with happiness but then Jonah starts behaving strangely As he slips into a dark depression, trying to escape the traumatic past haunting him, April is torn When Jonah is diagnosed with schizophrenia, April is devastated but she still clings determinedly to the small hope that he will come back to her To protect Jonah, she ris
Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to SOURCEBOOKS Fire and NetGalley I can t take it any I ve had enough of their advanced academics and brain control This was an interesting story about one girl s brush with mental illness as her boyfriend started displaying signs of psychosis.Poor April got a bit of a poor deal in this story, she not only had to look after and defend a boyfriend who was clearly hearing voices, but she didn t even get thanks for it, and had to deal with people at school bullying her for being the psycho s girlfriend My life at school is over, I thought bitterly I d be the girlfriend of crazy boy forever, long after they forgot about him The storyline in this was pretty good, although the pace was a little slow in places Jonah started to show clear signs of psychosis, and paranoia, and it seemed pretty obvious what was going Mild Spoilers This book really got to me This book is about schizophrenia, bullying and certain people that just never give up on you The reason is got to me is that I have mental and medical issues and I can understand what it s like to deal with them I have know someone who s father was schizophrenic and the things they had to go through This is the disease that terrifies people Yes, the person can be dangerous and yes, sometimes they can be monitored to where they can have a life and be in control April starts back to school very much dreading it because her best friend Kris, transferred to an upscale neighborhood and transferred her to an upscale school April doesn t want to be at school without her best friend She feels without her best friend she will just be invisible and have too much to worry about But then. she meets Jonah He s the new boy in school and really kind of cute and super nice to her After a bit of time they form a bond and start going out Her friend Kris is nagging her about why he hasn t kissed her after two or
Mental illness turns people inwards That s what I reckon It keeps up forever trapped by the pain of our own minds, in the same way that the pain of a broken leg or a cut thumb will grab your attention, holding it so tightly that your good leg or your good thumb seem to cease to exist Nathan FilerLeah Scheier, an American author, has penned a heart rending YA tale, Your Voice is All I Hear which unfolds the story of young high school teenager who meets and falls for a newcomer boy and gradually when this unpopular girl s love story takes up full course, that sweet, innocent boy s ghosts from the past surface up, thereby, making him miserable and depressed with fear, which finally leads to institutionalization Whereas on the other hand, this girl won t give up on her boyfriend whom she loves than everything in her universe.Synopsis I was the one he trusted I was the one he loved, the only one who believed him, even when his own mother had locked him up and thrown away the key And now, I was going to pass down the white tiled hallway, knock on his doctor s office door, slam his secret notebook on her desk and make her read it, make her understand what he was hiding, make her see what only I had seen.April won t let Jon
3.5 starsIt is difficult to review Your Voice Is All I Hear, but I think Aimee s review says it best several parts of this book make you feel and think several things.The first part, for instance, was mind numbingly generic and stereotypical You know, bland main character has only one friend, who happens to be gorgeous, but MC manages to catch eye of gorgeous guy and they fall in love within two days seriously, she says they re dating two days after she meets him I was just about ready to give up on this book.But I m glad I didn t, because once Jonah s schizophrenia came through, the book started building and building It s not a pretty sight, but it really packs a punch and will stay with you for a long time I honestly don t know much about schizophrenia so it was quite shocking to read But that s the beauty of this book it doesn t shy away from the gritty reality of this disease It delivers beautifully on showing you everything.Then there s the last third of the book, which is less shocking and designed to hit you right in the feels , which it does, effortlessly so.Overall, this is a really good book and has taught me quite a bit about schizophrenia, which is what I was hoping for Not only do we see Jonah s struggles in detail, but we see Apri
this book does an incredible job about how schizophrenia affects those who have it and especially how their loved ones are affected by it i actually really enjoyed this except for some minor issues with the pacing and writing props to the author for no love heals all bullshit full rtc I ve read quite a few books this year that focus on mental illness, Your Voice Is All I Hear is one of the standouts for me Beautifully written and emotionally resonant, I was in this all the way.Don t be fooled by the start where it begins is with a fairly generic but compelling love story April is missing her best friend, but meets Jonah who she develops a connection with However things are about to go very wrong for Jonah and April s loyalty will be tested to some very intense limits.Jonah exhibits increasingly strange behaviour that has April baffled Eventually hospitalised with a diagnosis of Schizophrenia, this is where the story starts to come into its own as the author explores the difficult path faced, not only by those suffering but by those who are in their lives In this case April is a young girl faced with some untenable choices this is gritty and authentic, evoking an emotional response and to my mind giving a great deal of insight into this particular subject Leah Scheier has a certain way with language that both informs and engages.It is sometimes dificult reading there are no punches pulled, no overly sentimental angst to glamorise the issues this is a tough and often harsh look at the realities but also a deeply moving story of a boy on the edge and the girl who loves him April often exhibits far adult behaviour than those actual adults around her but this comes across as very
This quote There was a ripple of shock when I explained that symptoms of schizophrenia usually begin in high school or college and that it affected nearly two million people in the United States There are so many who suffer from this, I concluded, but each one feels like they re completely alone It s not like other illnesses A person who s sick with cancer has the support of the community Everyone bands together and tries to help Friends organize runs for a cure and put together bake sales and blood drives Next door neighbors bring tuna casseroles to the patient s family There are no casseroles for schizophrenia, I said People are afraid, so they keep away The families are embarrassed, so the
Who s to says YA books cannot deal with risky topics and excellent writing on mental health illness and schizophreniawhich is just a few subjects in this story that was written about..this kind of disease mess with the have suicide thoughts etc, its extremely dangerous in ones family setting if you r
Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing this ARC.I have mentioned time and time again that books with sensitive topics material are among my favourites, so I was pretty excited to read this book And I was right, Your Voice Is All I Hear fell neatly into that category and I absolutely loved it Exceptionally raw and honest, it deals with a subject I haven t seen tackled in YA literature schizophrenia It s heartbreaking and it leaves you feeling numb, shedding light on this illness and on the perception that people have about it It s the same as with any other mental illness talked about in hushed voices, in shame, hidden and avoided, even when it s practically screaming in your face Your Voice Is All I Hear tells the story of a girl, April, and a boy, Jonah They fall in love, but are then faced with something no kid should have to face Jonah s increasingly bizarre behaviour, that ultimately ends him up in a psychiatric hospital, with a diagnosis of schizophrenia April is forced in a difficult position try
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This review was originally posted on It Starts at Midnight Here s the deal April is bummed because her best friend left their school for Swanky Rich Kid Academy, and April hasn t exactly bothered to make droves of friends So when Jonah moves into town and takes an interest in her, she s pretty thrilled Of course, as we know from the synopsis, this cozy duo isn t going to have an easy time of things Jonah s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, and April is faced with a lot of decisions that must be hell for a young girl to face, especially when it concerns someone she cares for so much The things I really liked There are quite literally stigmas to be shattered There is a lot of initial denial from Jonah s family, who basically want to find any other explanation for his behavior changes When people find out about Jonah s diagnosis, things aren t great for April Obviously, they aren t great for Jonah either, but he is at a hospital People can be so, so cruel, and this applies here There s a lot of taunting, and even some kids and parents saying they never want Jonah allowed back in school with the other kids There was one quote that especially moved me, and even though I highlighted most of this page, I will share the part that really stuck with me There are no casseroles for schizophrenia, I said
Actual rating 4.5THIS BOOK IS AMAZING I don t understand how I can love the ending with all my heart when I hated what happened so much Okay guys, BRB, I m just gonna cry my guts out T.TFULL REVIEW When I started this book, I felt like the story was dragging and slow at first, but as I read on, I liked the story and I finally understood the point and I was really happy that I read this book.Unlike Made You Up, another Schizophrenia book I read, it was not the main character with mental illness but the love interest Also, the story started from the very beginning rather than jumping in, so I, as a reader, was able to see all the symptoms along with the main character, and I really appreciated that I loved seeing how everything started, and then progressed I thought this book was weird at first because the Schizo is so different from Made You Up, but then I realized that Jonah had Schizo accompanied by paranoia This book made a point that I ve been thinking about for a long time already, and I just want to share this quote to you guys because it puts my thoughts into beautiful words A person sick with cancer has the support of the community Everyone bands together and tries to help Friends organize runs for a cure and put together bake sales a
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