- Tapa dura: 240 páginas
- Editor: Indigo; Edición: UK ed. (1 de octubre de 2015)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1780620004
- ISBN-13: 978-1780620008
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- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº274.108 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
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Silence is Goldfish (Inglés) Tapa dura – 1 oct 2015
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Exploring the importance of family, friends and being yourself, this is another standout book from an award-winning author. When Tess Turner accidentally looks at her dad's computer, she realises why she's never felt like she fits in. Her reaction is to stop speaking, except inside her own head, and what follows is a poignant and compelling story. (The Sun Online)
Pitcher writes clearly and elegantly and the novel is full of her trademark wit (DAILY TELEGRAPH ONLINE)
Pitcher excels at the emotional tangles of adolescence and never whitewashes Tess's own faults as she stumbles from one mistake to another ... Another winner from the author of the bestselling Ketchup Clouds (Daily Mail)
Strong in substance and originality, Pitcher continues to bring boldness and uniqueness to YA (WE LOVE THIS BOOK)
This novel is both heart-breaking and hilarious. Tess is a fabulous protagonist, a strong, outgoing girl who tries her hardest to please those around her, yet one who deals with daily bullying on account of her size and unconventional looks. Her journey of self-discovery is incredibly difficult and you cannot help but cheer her on every step of the way. It is exceptionally well written and an absolute joy to read. (BOOK TRUST)
Pitcher delivers a story of betrayal and miscues among family and friends with a realistic blend of humor and gravity as Tess slides toward mental instability. An unflinchingly honest portrayal of anguish. (Kirkus)
Witty, heart-warming ... a lovely story about overcoming convention and coming to accept yourself (DAILY TELEGRAPH)
Silence is Goldfish is a rare gem of a book: it features the kind of protagonist we need more of. Not the feisty, popular heroines we wish we could be, but the grounded, empowered heroines we are. (GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS)
Pitcher brilliantly captures the elasticity of the teenage mind, its ability to apprehend reality in a multiplicity of angles, its tendency to see itself alternatively as a speck of dust in the universe or as an all-encompassing being. Picher's writing is intriguing, riveting, respectful, true and oh so funny. (Inis Reading Guide 2015-16)
The book immediately feels like a Pitcher novel and her beautiful writing style is what really makes it enjoyable. (GUARDIAN CHILDREN’S BOOKS)
Reseña del editor
'I know what planet I am, thank you very much and I am sick of trying to bump myself up the solar system when my true position is obvious, just ask the dinner lady with the crinkly face who spotted it a mile off. At primary school when people tried to find friends, I tried to find space that my imagination could fill with whatever it wanted - nearly always butterflies, because to me they were perfection, like real-life fairies, with prettier wings.'
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Tessie-T has never really felt she fitted in and after what she read that night on her father's blog she knows for certain that she never will. How she deals with her discovery makes an entirely riveting, heart-breaking story told through Tess's eyes as she tries to find her place in the world.
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This book is one of the most real things i have read in an extremely long time. It was fantastical, but not to the point of being completely unrealistic. (despite the talking flashlight, haha.) I feel that this book has situations, while not as likely to happen all together, do happen, making it somewhat relatable for everyone.
Now, onto the plot stuff: This book is perfect for someone in highschool and the upper grades of junior high. It is also worth mentioning this book is not extremely sappy romance-stuff directed towards most teens, commonly seen in school libraries. Of course, there is a tad bit of romance, otherwise it wouldn't be a teen novel geared towards females.
It has just enough plot twists and just enough predictability to make it interesting without making the book overly complicated.
HOWEVER! the only reason it does not receive five gold stars is because the resolving of the conflicts leading up to the final page felt somewhat rushed. Of course, that is how it is in life, where things don't often end with a bang.
Other than that, I would completely recommend to a teen who is looking for an interesting book that gives off a somewhat more dramatic experience of what school these days is like. It has comedy, drama, and an overall awesome story line. I will be adding it to my shelf of awesome books.
Highly recommended -- and not just for teenagers.
DISCLOSURE: This review is of a free copy supplied for review purposes as part of the Amazon UK Vine Programme. The review reflects my honest and unbiased opinion of the product.
I enjoyed the language - Tess's snark and inner torment made me smile. I remember seeing a T-shirt ages ago with the slogan 'I come with my own background music' and Tess gave me similar feelings. She's witty and far more switched on than I'd expect from somebody of her age. She's also sort of removed from reality. She exists inside her own mind. The tone of her voice actually reminded me of a teenage Marvin the Paranoid Android.
Snark and wit aside, Tess did sometimes annoy me. Yes she’s an outcast but I did find it hard to always feel sympathy for her. In similar books I've felt drawn to this type of character - in The DUFF I loved Bianca's voice and found her far easier to like.
What I particularly appreciated was how the book covers a lot of deeper issues. We see Tess battle against the usual teen issues like lack of self-confidence and doubt, but it's her other relationships and problems I found more intriguing.
The goldfish wasn't at all what I was expecting, but I found the idea to be clever and a useful tool. I'm honestly not sure what I was expecting from the story, but it definitely had it's ups and downs. Fans of thoughtful YA contemporary stories, will be intrigued by Silence is Goldfish, which is an interesting and clever read...
3 - 3.5 Stars in my Sky!
I received a review copy.
Tess's an outcast. After reading the book I read some reviews in Goodreads and noted that some peeps there really disliked her character. I was surprised. I found her endearing. Of course I am much older and could probably sympathise with her a lot.
She's a loner but has lied to her parents about her friends. Her dad in particular has been keen on her to 'fit in'. Although at the same time, values individuality.
There's something kinda raw about this book and (as an adult) that's something which really struck me. It touches on a lot of themes—everything from families and relationships, to trust, self-esteem and mental health. Author Annabel Pitcher doesn't pull any punches. The behaviour of teens and adults are bared in all of their (sometimes) vicious glory.
Read the full review in my blog:http://www.debbish.com/books-literature/silence-is-goldfish-by-annabel-pitcher/