Friday, July 3, 2015

Talk to Me

Talk to Me
author: Sonia Ellis
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.15
book published: 2014
rating: 4
read at: 2015/07/03
date added: 2015/07/03
shelves: children-s
'Talk to Me' by Sonia Ellis is a pretty decent young person novel. I liked it enough if I don't think too hard about it.

Sadina has a younger sister named Maddie who is selective with who she talks to. Maddie will talk with her parents, her older sister, and her robotic cat, Bella. Maddie discovers an intruder in her house one night and now she won't even talk to her family. The intruder stole an invention that Bella and Sadina's mom is working on, and now mom is about to be arrested by her company. Sadina decides to turn to her smart friends to see if they can find a way to get Bella to talk. The problem is one of her friends has a secret that is causing Sadina trust issues. So, with her family in turmoil and a friend acting suspicious, can Sadina find a solution?

Some of the elements of the story seem a little science fictional (talking cat, cell phone battery technology), but the story seems to take place in the present. Maddie's condition is a real one, and I like how it's presented in the story. Sadina tells the story, but Maddie has a few chapters, so we get a glimpse into how she sees the world. The book included some illustrations that were a bit hard to view on an e-reader, and I wasn't crazy about them. They detracted from the story for me, but I can see how they might be necessary in a story for younger readers. I'd say the age range for the book is pre-teen readers probably in the 10-12 age range.

I received a review copy of this ebook from FastPencil, Wavecrest, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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