What are the best books with selectively mute characters?

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    #1The House of the Spirits

    The House of the Spirits

    The House of the Spirits is a classic historical fantasy fiction novel written by Isabel Allende. This magical realism book is first published in 1982. 


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    Vincent Cox
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The House of the Spirits is a classic historical fantasy fiction novel written by Isabel Allende. This magical realism book is first published in 1982. This novel is a good one."
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    #2Getting Near to Baby

    Getting Near to Baby
    Getting Near to Baby is a Newbery Honor book for young adults by Audrey Couloumbis, first published in 1999. It tells the story of Willa Jo and Little Sister, whose lives are turned upside down by the death of their baby sister.

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    Jacob Knight
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "The page was slightly annoying."
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    #3The Poisonwood Bible

    The Poisonwood Bible
    The Poisonwood Bible written by Barbara Kingsolver is a historical fiction in piles of classic literature. The story involves an unexpected embark of a family in a mission to Belgian Congo.


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    Johnny Brooks
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "I do not think I can put into words how I feel about this book, or how I felt while reading. Barbara Kingsolver is to me a maestro of words and although she doesn’t bog down her prose with too much frill, what she does write immerses you in the human experience. I felt Africa in my heart while reading this novel, and I had and will always have such deep empathy for Orleanna and her children. I highly recommend this with both thumbs up in the air. "
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    #4Ghost Girl

    Ghost Girl

    Ghost Girl by Torey Hayden is a non-fiction autobiography book on the author's encounter with a peculiar child that never talks. This book shows how the author resiliently pursued these strange encounters with compassion and courage.


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    Speak is the multi-award winning novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. It is a harrowing young adult story about rape, post-traumatic stress disorder, and isolation in teens. It was published in 1999 and was adapted to film in 2004.


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    Matthew Brooks
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "PTSD is a serious topic. I feel like there are probably better books covering this list. But, this was still a fantastic read that did indeed have a mute character. You won't go wrong reading it, I just think there are better examples."
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    #6The Sea of Tranquility

    The Sea of Tranquility
    The Sea of Tranquility is a new adult romance novel by Katja Millay. It tells the story of Nastya Kashnikov and Josh Bennett, as they help each other recover from their troubled pasts and begin anew.

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    Amanda Andrews
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This is a story of two traumatized 17 year olds, Nastya and Josh, who meet and start a tenuous friendship after both of their worlds are shattered in different but horrific ways. It is a story of tentative hope that rises out of tragedy and begins to heal the immense pain felt by the two main characters. It is a tale of friendship that slowly, very slowly brings new life out of the ashes of their past. It is not a light hearted book, but one that drew me in with the intensity of the pain, wrote the emotional journey on my heart and left me with a new found empathy and hope for the future."
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    Cut is a  young adult and realistic fiction novel written by Patrick McCormick. It was published February 1, 2002 by PUSH. It closely follows the struggle of a person with mental challenges.

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    Ajay Bhatnagar
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I'm constantly browsing through my local B&N for the latest releases and also some good classics that I might have missed. I'm a fan of Patricia McCormick and I was surprised to find out that I had missed her 2002 release, Cut. I think I was probably busy with school and travels at the time but now having a chance to read through Cut I have to say I really enjoyed it. It's a heavy read as it covers issues about pain and cutting. A lot of this is stems from the main character who is suffering from mental issues. This is a complex subject that's difficult to tackle and might even be more difficult to read about. There's chapters on treatment and the facilities that the main character has to go through to help her with her issues. The subject is a fascinating one and it might be too much for a casual read in my opinion."
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    #8What I Didn't Say

    What I Didn't Say

    What I Didn't Say is a standalone contemporary romance novel written by Keary Taylor which follows the romance between Jake Hayes and Samantha Shay after a car accident involving him. 


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    Sean Hopkins
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "This is a love story about a couple of high schoolers, one of whom has lost their voice in a car accident. It follows the victim of the accident back to his home and the reader is exposed to a large family full of support for the guy. He eventually builds up his confidence and completes the story by finding love. The writing was a bit juvenile."
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    #9If You Find Me

    If You Find Me

    If You Find Me is a standalone young adult realistic fiction novel written by Emily Murdoch which centers on 15-year-old Carey trying to find out the truth why her mother abducted her 10 years ago. 


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    Eugene Phillips
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "I think this book is a great solution for the topic. This book has an interesting premise, and the mute character in the book makes the story more intriguing. It also has great review scores on Amazon (4.5 stars out of 5). It also has 260 customer reviews, which is quite a bit, so I feel that you can trust this review score."
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    Silence is a young adult contemporary romance written by Natasha Preston. It is first published in 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.


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    Humberto Madrigal
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I feel that much of the book could have been consolidated. It was clear that the two main characters loved each other from the start, and they acknowledged that early on in the book. They had a very strong relationship that could have been the foundation of support for exploring the rest of the character's history. But the author focused on the relationship between those two rather than other topics. The exploration of their relationship seemed excessive when there was a massive backstory and probably more interesting conflict that was barely touched on"
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    #11Daughter of the Forest

    Daughter of the Forest

    Daughter of the Forest is the first book in the Sevenwaters series by Juliet Marillier. This book was originally published in 1999. This book is a good mix of fantasy, romance, and history that every young adult may enjoy to read.


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    Diane Carroll
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I will admit that I haven't read a lot of books with selectively mute characters, but I did really like Daughter in the Forest. My older teenager wasn't a big fan though, so I guess it depends on your taste in books."


Best What are the best books with selectively mute characters
1The House of the SpiritsBooks 33 Paid
2Getting Near to BabyBooks 30 Paid
3The Poisonwood BibleBooks 29 Paid
4Ghost GirlBooks 27 Paid
5SpeakBooks 26 Paid
6The Sea of TranquilityBooks 25 Paid
7CutBooks 22 Paid
8What I Didn't SayBooks 20 Paid
9If You Find MeBooks 17 Paid
10SilenceBooks 10 Paid

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