Whisper
Whisper
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Annotation: A girl known as Jane Doe who has the power to change reality has been held in a secret government facility for more than two years, but everything changes when she gets a new handler, the mysterious but kind Landon Ward.
Catalog Number: #155754
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
All Formats: Search
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Pages: 312 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-7713-8938-9
ISBN 13: 978-1-7713-8938-9
Dewey: Fic
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
ALA Booklist
Alyssa a Jane Doe, aka Subject 684 s been locked up for two years, six months, and fourteen days. After a voluntary admission to a psych ward, she was snatched up by the security team at Lengard, who were intent on making her into an asset for their use. Two years later, they've gotten nowhere, and they're ready to make Alyssa disappear. When new evaluator Landon Ward takes on her case, Alyssa's given a reprieve from the days of mental and physical torture designed to break her down into nothing but a shell. Ward actually treats her like a human, a feeling she's completely unused to. It's enough to make her let her guard down, until an accident reveals why Lengard wants her d that they will stop at nothing to use her for their own ends. Australian author Noni has crafted an excellent entry novel that's stylistically quite different from other books in the genre. Readers, intrigued by Alyssa and her mystery, will surely beg for more.
Kirkus Reviews
For more than two years, Jane Doe, aka subject Six-Eight-Four, has been subjected to daily interrogation and painful medical experiments in a secret government laboratory.Lengard, the underground facility where she's incarcerated, has stripped Jane of all comforts except the invigorating pleasures of combat training with dark-skinned Enzo, one of her captors. She remains silent for the authorities' protection as well as her own, knowing that her voice possesses dangerous powers. Perpetual harsh treatment has made it easy to keep her guard up until she is assigned a new therapist: Attractive Landon Ward, blond, green-eyed, and close in age to 18-year-old Jane, is assigned to break through her defenses using kindness and patience. He arranges for Jane to move into his sister's comfortable apartment in the facility and even takes her on an excursion aboveground with his young cousins. Pale-skinned, blue-eyed Jane is shocked to learn she's been held captive in the heart of downtown Sydney, Australia. In a dramatic incident on a bustling street, she saves the life of Ward's niece, but this changes their relationship in unexpected ways. Ward has manipulated her once; is he doing so again?Readers willing to overlook rubber science are rewarded with appealing characters and an intriguing, twisty plot that builds to a suspenseful, cliffhanger ending. (Science fiction. 13-18)
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Word Count: 90,495
Reading Level: 6.0
Interest Level: 9-12
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 6.0 / points: 14.0 / quiz: 505011 / grade: Upper Grades
Lexile: 850L

For two and a half years, Subject 684 --- "Jane Doe" --- has been locked underground in a secret government facility, enduring tests and torture. In that time, she hasn't uttered a single word. Not even her real name.

Jane chooses to remain silent rather than risk losing control over the power within her. She alone knows what havoc her words can cause.

Then the authorities put her in the care of the mysterious Landon Ward, and Jane is surprised when he treats her like a person rather than a prisoner. Ward's protective nature causes her resolve to crack in spite of her best efforts to resist.
Just as Jane begins to trust him, though, a freak accident reveals the dangerous power she has concealed for years.
It also reveals that the government has been keeping secrets of its own. Now Jane's ability is at the heart of a sinister plot for vengeance, and she has to decide whom she will trust ... and whom she will help.

Well-known throughout her native Australia, Lynette Noni creates compelling stories that appeal to devoted fantasy fans and general-interest readers alike. This novel's extended metaphor about finding --- and controlling --- one's voice and power will resonate with teens attempting to do just that. The slow-simmering romance, richly imagined world and unexpected plot twists will hook readers from the very first page.


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