BOOK REVIEW: Words Unspoken

Posted on June 13, 2009. Filed under: 1 |

words unspokenWords Unspoken by Elizabeth Musser is a multi-plot brilliant gem of a story that will keep you turning pages. The main plot concerns Lisa Randall who was planning on Ivy league college until a horrible automobile accident claims her mother’s life. The memory of this is preventing Lisa from being able to drive. She learns about Ev MacAllister’s driving school which starts the plots of all the secondary characters. I counted seven different plots at one point.

At first it seems like a bunch of unrelated vignettes about people needing to find God in their lives but the further you read the more clear it becomes that all these random events that are happening actually have purpose and are not so random.

I like that the story is called words unspoken because it ties Lisa’s dreams and the voices in her head to the words that Ev MacAllister wants to say but is unable to in the conventional sense all together. Then the story becomes more about what is not being said versus what is communicated and makes you aware of the characters on multiple levels.

This story explains the grief and anger when tragedy happens and God seems to be absent. It also shows how God can show up when you least expect him. I wanted to kick butt more than once in this story so I give this book a thumbs up for how involved it made me feel. The characters leaped off the pages and the emotions were vivid.

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