I d love a cup of coffee I wish she knew how pretty she was I wish I could drop this kid in the dryer sometimes I just want her to be happy I hope she didn t find out what Ben said about her I wish I knew how many calories were in a bite of muffin Joy is used to hearing Whispers She s used to walking down the street and instantly knowing people s deepest, darkest desires She uses this talent for good, to make people happy and give them what they want But for her older sister, Jessica, the family gift is a curse, and she uses it to make people s lives especially Joy s miserable Still, when Joy Hears a frightening whisper from Jessica s own mind, she knows she has to save her sister, even if it means deserting her friends, stealing a car and running away with a boy she barely knows a boy who may have a dark secret of his own


10 thoughts on “Whisper

  1. Emma Michaels Emma Michaels says:

    I really enjoyed this novel Normally I stop reading a novel once I see any cursing okay, maybe that is an overstatement It makes me want to put it away but in some cases, like this one, it isn t enough to warrant not finding out what happens next It had a very emotionally raw in a good way feel to it not in terms of the writing style but in terms of the characters and their personalities I am really happy I read this book and it was definitely a one sitting book for me Even if I was f I really enjoyed this novel Normally I stop reading a novel once I see any cursing okay, maybe that is an overstatement It makes me want to put it away but in some cases, like this one, it isn t enough to warrant not finding out what happens next It had a very emotionally raw in a good way feel to it not in terms of the writing style but in terms of the characters and their personalities I am really happy I read this book and it was definitely a one sitting book for me Even if I was forced to take a break to sleep Was definitely worth my time and something I would suggest to anyone As long as they are okay with minor cursing I will admit normally it feels like it isn t needed which is why I don t like it but in this case it felt like it was needed in some ways for that part of the story It was a natural response that went along with the realism of the story Forreviews


  2. Lala_Loopsie [fire breathing B!tch Queen] Lala_Loopsie [fire breathing B!tch Queen] says:

    Actual rating 3.5 Stars.This book was good, i guess But she seemed readlly inmature But I really liked Jamie, or however the hell you write it.


  3. Raíla Raíla says:

    Joy would be a normal girl, except for the fact that she Hears Whispers In other words, she Hears what others desire, their desire thoughts In possession of this hereditary gift, Joy likes to make people happy, to give people what they want, which is the opposite of her sister s choice use it to make people s lives miserable.Like I have said since I closed this book I have no words to describe how much I loved it It is like no other hearing thoughts story It is such a different, criative, Joy would be a normal girl, except for the fact that she Hears Whispers In other words, she Hears what others desire, their desire thoughts In possession of this hereditary gift, Joy likes to make people happy, to give people what they want, which is the opposite of her sister s choice use it to make people s lives miserable.Like I have said since I closed this book I have no words to describe how much I loved it It is like no other hearing thoughts story It is such a different, criative, unpredictable and well written story I dove into this and almost couldn t get off if it wasn t people calling me to do something while I was reading I was so excited to know what would happen next that I stayed up really late I needed to know what Joy would say and do next, who she would meet next Although it is fast paced, it doesn t sound like the whole story happens in only one weekend It seems to happen in a longer time It did surprised me, because the story is not a cliche at all, like the summary might make you wonder.I am so sure the highest positive point of my identification with this book were the characters and the dialogues and, as a consequence, the writing style of Phoebe Kitanidis, of course It made Joy sound like she wasn t only fifteen, but an older, mature person with characteristics of a teenager girl Oh, I can tell how big her heart is Even when Jessica aka Icka, her sister, treats her like a shit which means always since they weren t kids any , she is a sweet person, until she explodes and tells Icka the worst things she thinks about their relationship she had kept inside, which leaves Joy super regretful Besides all that, she still has to deal with her so called friends and their desire thoughts, which turn into kind of evil ones.I really don t know if I can talk about J, who Joy barely knows, but steals a car and runs away with him to save her precious sister I got so excited about it Although they had once met, they don t completely know each othe, but get into a great, well developed conversation after some events They share feelings and things that even Joy s best friend doesn t know about J s revelation is a very interesting one I d love to learnabout it Their relationship gets pretty intense in those two days while Phoebe Kitadinis shows us how two people who looks so different can be so much closer than you might think.The ending doesn t make you think it is going to have a sequel Not for me It sounded lovely and peaceful for the situation the characters were in But I want to know what is going to happen to Joy after all this AND there is going to have a sequel Whisper is an amazing debut novel that might make you consider carefully every little attitude you and people around you do Phoebe Kitadinis has totally proved her writing quality


  4. Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd) Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd) says:

    This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd MY THOUGHTS I ve had this book on my to read list ever since I first got a Goodreads account so it s about time I picked this one up This book didn t wow me, but it has a very interesting storyline and I overall enjoyed it All the females in Joy s family to hear Whispers Whispers are of people s desires, their wishes Joy loves hearing Whispers It lets her help people and she sees it as a gift Jessica, aka Icka, sees it as a curse This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd MY THOUGHTS I ve had this book on my to read list ever since I first got a Goodreads account so it s about time I picked this one up This book didn t wow me, but it has a very interesting storyline and I overall enjoyed it All the females in Joy s family to hear Whispers Whispers are of people s desires, their wishes Joy loves hearing Whispers It lets her help people and she sees it as a gift Jessica, aka Icka, sees it as a curse and constantly tries to make everyone miserable When Icka disappears and Joy s gift begins changing, Joy begins to wonderabout her gift and what it might have done to Icka.I love the idea behind this book I ve read books with mind reading, but this book is not about mind reading Joy can only hear the desires of people and it s interesting how much she loves being able to hear Whispers It lets her be able to help people I feel like we didn t get to know everything about this ability, as so much was dropped near the end, but I still feel like it was a really great idea and was done very well I think the Whispers are important to the book, but I felt like the relationships were also important, especially Joy s and Icka s In the beginning, you really do not like Icka It s not because she s an outcast, but because she tried everything to make Joy miserable It s horrible It s hard to like her and to understand her, I still have a hard time liking her after reading the book Even though Icka was horrible to Joy, Joy still went looking for her and Icka still cared for Joy It s an odd relationship, but it s very important My one main issue with this book is how long it took to get to the major plot Most of the book was about Joy s Whispers and it was very slow paced leading to what happens with her sister, which isn t really until the very end I like learning about the Whispers, Joy, and other characters, but not a whole lot happens and it kind of bothers me when they mention something in the synopsis that doesn t happen until the last half of the book IN CONCLUSION This book has a very unique premise and besides some slow pacing, it s a wonderful book with a slight paranormal twist This book is also a very quick read and a solid standalone Overall, I enjoyed reading this book


  5. Jess Jess says:

    To be honest, I didn t really read the whole thing, just up until the first few chapters then I skipped to the part where the story starts to happen but here s what I thought of what I DID read.First of all, Joy really irritated me because she was so infuriatingly naive and pathetic However, there is a point in the story where she realizes this about herself and becomes a bit of a stronger character I may be wrong in this but I don t think I missed much from what I skimmed because it seems lik To be honest, I didn t really read the whole thing, just up until the first few chapters then I skipped to the part where the story starts to happen but here s what I thought of what I DID read.First of all, Joy really irritated me because she was so infuriatingly naive and pathetic However, there is a point in the story where she realizes this about herself and becomes a bit of a stronger character I may be wrong in this but I don t think I missed much from what I skimmed because it seems like it was mostly a series of desastrously embarassing situations I did like the second half much better because that s when it finally got to the actual plot A couple interesting things Kitanidis did with Whisper were 1 introducing a character with telepathy who has lived her whole life knowing about her ability as opposed to other stories where the character is caught completely confused and questioning his her sanity before figuring it out and moving on with the plot and 2 havingthan one type of mind reader.All in all it was an okay read but nothing incredible, just a fluff read


  6. Sara Shaw Sara Shaw says:

    This.Was.The.BEST.BOOK.EVER Oh God, when I first read into it, I thought the hearing thoughts thing is a cliche, but boy could I bewrong The author, Phoebe Kitanidis is a very good one indeed.I loved Joy s Character, so innocent and sweet, thinking that her sis is the bad guy She too, couldn t have beenmistaken.To be honest, Jessica s character is so like me.Okay I do not do drugs or smoke, but I m a truly Rebellious teen I m mean, rude and hurt people lol its true Anyway, I didn t This.Was.The.BEST.BOOK.EVER Oh God, when I first read into it, I thought the hearing thoughts thing is a cliche, but boy could I bewrong The author, Phoebe Kitanidis is a very good one indeed.I loved Joy s Character, so innocent and sweet, thinking that her sis is the bad guy She too, couldn t have beenmistaken.To be honest, Jessica s character is so like me.Okay I do not do drugs or smoke, but I m a truly Rebellious teen I m mean, rude and hurt people lol its true Anyway, I didn t like the taking drug thing but I can t blame Jess for it Damn what would u do if all your BFFS thought you were bad Had no friends No mom to trust cause I m just too mean to her and reject her, and a sis that has gone away to so called Bffs and the most important, the curse So no I can t blame her.The characterization was so damn good like REALLY good The plot was fine too, I just thought the searching for sis with bad boy and stolen part is gonna be like from page 20 or something But I didn t get bored though I m waiting foR BooK 2, and I know, I m so bad in writing reviews 3 words I love it AKA Another favorite book


  7. Peter Kahle Peter Kahle says:

    Whispers is an excellent twist on the young woman s passage into adulthood theme Joy is every teenager, but with something extra, the ability to hear the mental wishes of others All her life she s heard their best thoughts and hopes now turning sixteen, she begins to hear their ugly wishes too I enjoyed Kitanidis humor and her ear for young people s voices.


  8. Precious Precious says:

    After years of granting people s wishes and making the world a happier place, a night of a killer headache and deafening silence, Joy s gift finally matured She can now hear whispers that come from a deeper and darker place and manifest the side of humanity that centres on the satiation of wants Disturbed and terrified, Joy found out that she can t carry on doing the only thing that defines her granting wishes She was wrapped in a cloud of loss, loss for not hearing dark desires, loss of fri After years of granting people s wishes and making the world a happier place, a night of a killer headache and deafening silence, Joy s gift finally matured She can now hear whispers that come from a deeper and darker place and manifest the side of humanity that centres on the satiation of wants Disturbed and terrified, Joy found out that she can t carry on doing the only thing that defines her granting wishes She was wrapped in a cloud of loss, loss for not hearing dark desires, loss of friendships and loss of the things she believed in.Jessica has always been acknowledged as the evil sister, the one who was always making everyone s lives miserable with the sharp truth pouring out of her mouth Joy was convinced that her sister was beyond any point of reasoning with Joy was about to find outabout her sister as she races to save her.Phoebe created a world where desires and wishes both good and bad are unravelled, giving better judgment and helping people like Joy see the reflection of someone s soul Her writing, through Joy s optimistic perspective found the best in everything and in everyone.In this debut, the threads that bind and make a strong bond sisterhood are scrutinized Every memory, every intention, every word, every whisper awakened me to the reality of a life with a sibling, a person that I can be friends and enemies with at times It can be positive and negative depending on what angle you choose to see it through Whisper is a novel of realizations and revelations about the truth of familial and friendly relationships and of acknowledgement of the dark part of our souls and the desires that may be egoistic and selfish, and above all human, that dwell inside our hearts


  9. Merril Anil Merril Anil says:

    It s there and it s not there It is sad to see that something with so much potential and interest picking up from a wrong note and going downhill from there The book has a really good theme and had a biteffort been put into its development this would have been one heck of a read Technically I cannot beat my mind as to where exactly it started messing up but certain areas in the book did show that there was lack of effort.The first page of the book is something that will make you sit dow It s there and it s not there It is sad to see that something with so much potential and interest picking up from a wrong note and going downhill from there The book has a really good theme and had a biteffort been put into its development this would have been one heck of a read Technically I cannot beat my mind as to where exactly it started messing up but certain areas in the book did show that there was lack of effort.The first page of the book is something that will make you sit down and take notice and no doubt it raises your expectation but then you proceed further to four to five chapters and you have no idea where this book is going as all you could feel is that you are reading a diary of a teenager who keeps ranting about the usual stuffs that high schooled do on a daily basis for living but why that should cover half of the book is beyond my understanding Fortunately in spite of all the ranting, the book do keep a fast pace so before you die of lack of anything substantial coming your way, you get bombarded with an unexpected change and then before you know, the book ends with a clich ending where everything wraps up nicely.The problem with the book, I felt was that the narration is all over the place and the author tends to go out of path with unrelated descriptions sometimes The starting chapters are filled with forced jokes not helping anywhere with the narration The characters except for icka do not seemed to be worked upon and sadly that included our main character as well because I clearly felt that the main character joy was a work in progress The book lacks a smooth flow of events and narration and succumbs to the after effect of a good theme badly treated


  10. Heather Heather says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here WOW I knew when I read the description of this book that it had potential I had no idea how much potential it had Short story I would have preferred to read it all in one sitting, but I have three young children and just cannot I did my best to read as much as I could, and read the whole thing in less that 10 hours That s 280 pages in 10 hours, stopping to care of my kids and take a nap because of a headache I Could Not Put It Down Couldnotstopreading In case you needI lov WOW I knew when I read the description of this book that it had potential I had no idea how much potential it had Short story I would have preferred to read it all in one sitting, but I have three young children and just cannot I did my best to read as much as I could, and read the whole thing in less that 10 hours That s 280 pages in 10 hours, stopping to care of my kids and take a nap because of a headache I Could Not Put It Down Couldnotstopreading In case you needI love Joy What a great character So much emotional depth, and she really grows up in just a matter of a few days What a bomb to have dropped on her later in the book And Jamie Loved him I hope they have a future together, as I really like him I kinda had an idea what his dark secret was Possible spoilerI think having read The Emerald Talisman somehow cued me into that I m not entirely sure how, but if you ve read that book, it might make sense to you At the end of the book, I found that I really liked Joy s dad, and couldn t stand her mom I look forward to seeing how these characters turn out in the next installment, as well as if how their relationship changes This is one and not the first book that I m sorry to have to part with I will get my own copy someday, and I DEFINITELY will read this again