Silent to the Bone by E.L. Konigsburg
My name is Elizabeth. I love reading, and my favorite book is My Sister’s Keeper. I am in the 8th grade and enjoy dance.
Silent to the Bone tells the story of a young boy named Connor, whose best friend is in a lot of trouble. His best friend, Bramwell, was involved in an accident with his baby sister, Nikki. The caregiver of Bramwell and Nikki claimed that Bramwell dropped Nikki. When this event happened, Bramwell stopped talking. He was taken to a juvenile behavioral center, and Connor was able to go visit him about once a week. Since Bramwell couldn’t talk, they developed certain ways of communicating with each other. As the story progresses, Connor uncovers clues so he can save his best friend and figure out what really happened on that day of the accident.
I really liked this book. I got sucked into the story and read it very quickly. It was very interesting to read about a young kid trying to tackle a really big task in the adult world. I thought the language was simple, but I would only recommend this book for someone 13+. There weren’t many mature topics, but the whole plot was pretty mature. Overall I would give this book an 8.5/10 because I really liked it, especially the plot, but I didn’t love the characters or descriptions. I thought Connor’s character was very plain, but that might have just been that we didn’t see much of his life because he was more of an information carrier.