about the author:
Rosamund Lupton is the internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed author of the novels Sister and Afterwards. Her New York Times bestselling debut, Sister, was a New York Times Editor’s Choice and Target Book Club pick, and has been translated into over thirty languages with international sales of over 1.5 million copies. Her new novel, The Quality of Silence, is forthcoming from Crown in 2016. Lupton lives in London with her husband and two sons
The Quality of Silence is the story of Yasmin, a beautiful astrophysicist, and her precocious deaf daughter, Ruby, who arrive in a remote part of Alaska to be told that Ruby’s father, Matt, has been the victim of a catastrophic accident. Unable to accept his death as truth, Yasmin and Ruby set out into the hostile winter of the Alaskan tundra in search of answers. But as a storm closes in, Yasmin realizes that a very human danger may be keeping pace with them. And with no one else on the road to help, they must keep moving, alone and terrified, through an endless Alaskan night.
What did I think of it:
First I want to say that this is the first book I ever read by this author , but after read this one I don't think I'll be picking any more of her books up at all, I really did want to like this story but I just can't. loved how it takes place in the Alaskan tundra, love how you get to learn a little bit about what's it like out there and how dangerous it is , and what the drivers have to put up with , now on the characters: I did like 10 year Ruby and loved how even though she's deaf , she let non thing stop her , as for her mother Yasmin I just couldn't stand her at all, its like she just couldn't understand or wouldn't understand that her daughter just wasn't comfortable using what she called her actual l voice, what type of mother does something like that . As for the story it self that's anything : it was repeated over and over though out the story that Ruby was deaf, we already know that , the author didn't have to keep remind us about that, and it was also like we was reading two different stories in one, one was the story that takes place in Alaskan tundra and then the next you start reading one about Matt and Yasmin, when that happened it got a bit confusing , because it took some stuff away from the main story and it made it hard to understand and enjoy the story as a hole. There was times that I had to put the book down and do something else because of the two different stories and how it made me feel , there was even times that I just want to stop reading the book all together and just DNF it, but I don't like doing that and I had to push myself to re pick it up just to finish it, all the time I was hopping it would get better.After some rethinking my review of this book came to realization that there was some of it that I actually did like so I've changed my rating from a 1 star to a 3 star rating, with that said I would like to says thinks anyway to Blogging for Books for send me this book for my honest opinion and a review.