The story was really nice. It was about a 14/15 year old girl who has spent the last year in the hospital and later psychiatric hospital after something horrible happens to her. She is then sent by her mother to a boarding school as to try and 'help' her, as she does not speak. It's not that she cannot speak, more that she doesn't want to. At the school everyone is given a journal that they must use and the girl uses it to tell the book, if that makes sense... She is a quiet observer who is both intelligent and sensitive. Even though she doesn't speak, she makes friends with her dorm mates and even teachers, leading to her doing something she never thought she would have the courage to.
You may have realised that I haven't stated her name; that is because you literally do not find it out until the last line... or else I missed it. It was a simple novel that had themes of friendship, adversity and forgiveness. The audience is most likely young teens and therefore it lacked some depth, but was a thoroughly enjoyable book. Also, Aussie author and setting made me very happy. :)
Recommended If: You have book hangover and need something nice and soft to help soothe your soul of the previous book you read.