Friday, March 25, 2016

Fighting Silence (On the Ropes #1) by Aly Martinez



Goodreads Review



 
Sound is an abstract concept for most people. We spend our lives blocking out the static in order to focus on what we believe is important. But what if, when the clarity fades into silence, it's the obscure background noise that you would give anything to hold on to?

I've always been a fighter. With parents who barely managed to stay out of jail and two little brothers who narrowly avoided foster care, I became skilled at dodging the punches life threw at me. Growing up, I didn’t have anything I could call my own, but from the moment I met Eliza Reynolds, she was always mine. I became utterly addicted to her and the escape from reality we provided each other. Throughout the years, she had boyfriends and I had girlfriends, but there wasn't a single night that I didn’t hear her voice.

You see, meeting the love of my life at age thirteen was never part of my plan. However, neither was gradually going deaf at the age of twenty-one.

They both happened anyway.

Now, I'm on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.
Fighting for my career.
Fighting the impending silence.
Fighting for her.
Every night, just before falling asleep, she sighs as a final conscious breath leaves her.

I think that's the sound I'll miss the most.



This is my first book by this author and it won't be my last. I loved the idea of a boxer and having a disability of going deaf.
 
Imagine Meeting the love of your life at 13, unbelievable right? Maybe it isn't.
 
Till Page is diagnoized with a Hearing disorder he will slowly start to go deaf. He meet Eliza "Doodle" Reynolds and they emabrk on a beautiful journey together. This book gripped me from the beginning there are no fake illusions. This is unfortunately what real life is about. It is gritty and dark and sometimes you just want to climb through a window and visit a Fantasy. No matter what reality will always come crashing back in.
 
Please read this book I can't wait for Flint and Quarry's book.