Monday, April 18, 2011


by David Small

I checked this book out the day before my LAST day working for the Library. Yeah, I've had it for a while. I didn't know what it was about except that a little boy couldn't talk. My boss said that David Small, the author had visited the library the previous year. I thought that was kind of cool, so I didn't return it yet... hoping I would get a chance to read it.

Well, the day finally came... I finished my last book and swiped this book off the shelf eager to delve into this silent boys world.

Then. I seen it.

What the HECK? The entire book was PICTURES--




Okay. That puts a "stitch" in things!

I set it back down, pissed that my plan was out the window.

Now what was I going to read?

A few weeks later I was SOOOOOOOOO bored on a Sunday. It was raining, I had already cleaned, homework was done, and I had no movies I wanted to watch for the billionth time so.... I picked the book up and decided to give it a chance.

The book is written in sort of a comic book style. There are words and sections of text, but mainly you follow with comic-like pictures. I finished this book in 1-2 hours.

It is about a young boy, who's parents are sort of, well.... for lack of better terms "fucked up".

Seriously, they are weird.
 I still am processing the weirdness of this kids so called "home life".

Anyways, he gets sick and wakes up from the hospital with a vocal cord removed... basically he sounds like a injured cow when he tries to speak.

I couldn't imagine. How terrifying not to be able to speak after years of communicating like that 90% of the time. Sooooo frustrating!

Anyways, I'll tell you this... There is a pretty sweet little twist at the VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY, end of the book. VERY end. NOT the last page... but the END of the book.

A little dark, on the edge of disturbing even.... but its a quick read and was perfect for my rainy Sunday read :) 

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