Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Mystery, LGBT
Publication Date: February 5th 2015
3 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Megan doesn’t speak. She hasn’t spoken in months.”
Left alone by her best friend Megan is struggling without her voice. The girls at school are awful, her mother tries but life at home isn’t the best either. Megan can’t see anything bringing her voice back or making her happy until a new girl shows up just before exams and everything is different after Megan meets Jasmine.
With so few love stories being told about lesbians it’s wonderful when one does get told, and even more wonderful when it’s a good story. Unspeakable weaves a story abut friendships lost and new, a struggling mother-daughter relationship and secret burdens of guilt.
The romance feels natural at some points, but a little forced at others. The maid character is relatable but slightly frustrating. She does have some anger and jealousy issues that never get a chance to be worked out in the novel. The plot also feels like it leaves a few loose threads. It’s still an intense and interesting read, and Jasmine is a fantastic love interest that will have everyone pining after her.