Lately I’ve been blogging about some of my favorite new YA books I’ve read. Whisper by Dana Faletti is not your typical young adult novel, because there is so much more to it.
In Whisper, the reader follows Callie Evans a typical teenage girl with a not-so-typical gift. For the past sixteen years Callie thinks she’s just a normal girl growing up in a small town, but what she doesn’t know is that she is an angel (an Arc, more specifically). Callie’s role is to battle the Raysers, who are demons that prey on teenagers in tough times.
Throughout the book you follow Callie, along with her two angel friends Silas and Jules, in the battle between good and evil. You witness Callie saving life after life as she shows teens love and compassion. She even meets a bulimic girl and shares a hug and sweet words that ultimately saves the girls life from the Raysers’s hurtful whispers. But don’t worry, in between battling demons Callie still finds time to see the new guy at school, Joshua Pride, who seems to have a secret of his own.
I’d absolutely recommend reading Whisper to any teen (or anyone) who’s going through or has ever gone through a rough time, which is ultimately all of us. This book really puts things in perspective and shows that no matter what we may think, there’s always something bigger than us that is out there and loves us.
Faletti did a great job of combining the teenage romance part of the story, the supernatural aspect we all love, and a deeper meaning into a thrilling story that you won’t want to put down.
Please read this book and pass it on to a special teen in your life!