This week’s Jukebooks features The Voice, a haunting novel by Jennifer Anne Davis. Audrey has undergone one of the most frightening experiences imaginable: Her uncle abducted her, keeping Audrey hidden in a cabin where he repeatedly abused her. During the terrible time in the cabin, Audrey would hear The Voice speak to her, ultimately helping her escape. Physical escape is one thing, but Audrey is mentally and emotionally tormented by her experience even after returning home. To escape, Audrey is sent to live with her aunt in San Diego, meeting twin teenage boys who live next door. Finally, Audrey’s healing begins, as the mysterious Voice begins speaking once again.
I am the voice of the past that will always be
Filled with my sorrow and blood in my fields
I am the voice of the future, bring me your peace
Bring me your peace, and my wounds, they will heal
Stay tuned for next week’s Jukebooks installment. And don’t forget, we take suggestions!
— Diane Colson, currently reading More Than This (advanced readers copy) by Patrick Ness and listening to Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, narrated by Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra.
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