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Summary from publisher:
Whispers: The heart’s way of speaking… Madison Ragnar is a high school English teacher determined to connect with her students, to finish the next running race with a respectable time, and to avoid ever falling in love again. But life has other plans for Madison. A man named Michael shows himself in the most unexpected places, raising questions from her best friend, Olivia, and issues around Madison’s last relationship. In the classroom, the death of a student prompts her grieving ninth graders to depend on her for answers. They turn to journal writing as a form of understanding the weight of what’s happened in the walls of their teenage existence. When Madison meets Phil, who throws a wrench in her declaration to not fall in love, it seems that her escape through miles of running is the only real footing she has in life. Will fate determine Madison’s life? Or will she have a say in its outcome?
I really liked Madison. She was very easy to relate to and her story was very compelling. She is just coming off an abusive relationship and she is quite jaded about men and relationships. To add to that she is fearful of her ex following her to her new location and she also has a local stalker. Yeah, not exactly an optimum situation. I do have to admit that I was a bit disappointed with her romance storyline. I wanted her to end up with Phil and I felt that is what I was being primed for throughout the book. I did not expect her to end up with Michael, her stalker. I was flabbergasted. I can live with it but I am flabbergasted.
I really loved this book. I spent a good two hours staring at my Nook reading this book. I loved just about everything about the story. I love Madison. I loved watching Madison form close connections with her high school students and I liked the romance. The only thing I am a little iffy about is who Madison ended up with but I can live with it because the rest of this book was so good.
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