Monday, June 24, 2013

Review: Pan's Whisper by Sue Lawson

Pan's Whisper by Sue Lawson
Published: October 1, 2011
Publisher: Walker Books

When you’re fighting to forget, what would make you remember?

Pan Harris is brash, loud and damaged. Ordered into foster care, Pan is full of anger at the mother who abandoned her, and the older sister who kept her from her father. Pan is certain that she knows the reality of her past – until she meets Hunter, the boy who understands her story better than anyone else, and who just may be the key to unlocking the truth of Pan’s memories. But are some memories best left forgotten? And is Hunter worth Pan breaking her most important rule – Never. Trust. Anyone.

My Thoughts
Let me just say upfront that I’m probably not going to have much to say about this book because I know I’ll run the risk of sounding repetitive. Maybe I should qualify that statement by clarifying that Pan’s Whisper is written by Sue Lawson, an Australian author. For those of you that know my reading preferences and the fact that I declared Aussie books as their own genre in 2011 that should say heaps about how I felt about this story.

I loved it to pieces! The characters felt real, the storyline was full of raw emotion, and as soon as I turned to the last page of this book I immediately missed just about everyone in this book.

I want to tell Pan she’s not self-absorbed and her erratic jumping to conclusions is okay by me… I understand. I want to know that Morgan will be okay. I want to just say to Hunter that he’s a great guy and an awesome friend to those that need him. I want to hug that little hurricane Zara and tell her to settle down and relax, she’s safe. Oh! And I want to wish Livia good luck on her play. See, that’s what Aussie books make me feel… connected to the story and Pan’s Whisper is no exception.

A must read for those that love Aussie perfection. It was everything I expected and more. That is all...
5 Snowflakes

7 comments:

  1. Wonderful review. Thanks for bringing this to my attention :)

    P.s: you've been nominated!

    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/06/super-sweet-blogging-award-nominee.html

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    1. Oh wow!!! Thank you Shane! I'll go check it out. :)

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  2. I need to read more Aussie books! Everyone seems to love them so much! This one sounds really great as well!

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    1. They are fantastic Christianna! I love Aussie YA! I hope you get to one soon. :)

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  3. Any book you love this much is an auto buy for me, especially seeing as you introduced me to some of my favourites :D great review, Arlene!

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    1. ~Beams~ That's the nicest thing I heard all day. Thank you Rebekah! You made me smile. :) MUAH! XD

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  4. While reading the first paragraph I honestly wasn't sure if you were going to say you loved it or you hated it! I'm really glad you loved it. I've always liked books written by Aussie authors, so I might give this one a try. Great review!

    -Taylor @ Reading is the Thing

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