A Distant Voice
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
A DISTANT VOICE broke my heart. I just wanted to reach into this wonderful story and give Violet a great big hug. She is just a kid and her life and world have been turned upside down and left her devastated and lonely. After a tragedy in her family occurs she leaves Chicago and moves in with her grandmother in Tennessee. Violet is struggling with keeping it together. Her dad left and ever since her mother is not getting out of bed and has shut down.
Violet’s grandmother was a famous singer but she was a drunk and doing drugs and after one bad performance she walked away from it all. Violet loves to sing but is afraid to end up like her grandmother so she leaves it all behind even if it makes her the happiest. She feels as if she is happy her family will think she is being selfish and that just breaks your heart while reading A DISTANT VOICE. Violet doesn’t believe that she deserves to be happy ever again, not like she was with her sister Rose. Rose was her whole life, all she wanted to do was make her happy.
Birdie Blake made me feel the exact way Violet was feeling, my emotions were all over the place while reading A DISTANT VOICE. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. Would Violet ever find her happy place? Would she ever feel she deserved to be happy? Would she ever stop putting up walls and pushing away everyone who truly cares about her?
A DISTANT VOICE is beautifully written and once I started reading I was emotionally invested in this family and Violet. Carter had my heart from the very first meeting and he had me in tears with all that he had been through. Kids shouldn’t have to deal with these things. They should just be allowed to be kids, but some of the things they have to deal with, is so unfair. I found myself cheering for Carter and Violet and hoping they would find their happiness and be able to follow their dreams.