Amber Brown spent her entire existence believing Dave was her father. When her mother reveals this is untrue, she goes through an emotional spiral with depression. It's hard for her to believe her mother had lied to her all this time.
A move to a new home and town causes Amber to be consumed by her "darkness" and reverts to cutting to free herself from her pain.
When Casey, her new friend enters her life, she introduces Amber to parties, drugs, and Amber's new boyfriend Landon. The secret of cutting begins to take affect on Amber as she tries to hide it from her friends and family. In the midst of everything, Amber has the desire to find out who her biological father is.
Follow Amber through her trials of depression and cutting, along with the discovery of love.
This book is simply amazing. RaeBeth takes something that is dark and unknown to most people, and opens up a whole new world to them. This world is scary, and too often people end up dead because their loved ones don't know how to help someone when they need it most. Parents either don't realize something is wrong, or they just don't know how to handle the situation. They think that it is just normal teenage angst and will run it's course; or worse, they don't even realize that anything is wrong in the first place until it's too late.
RaeBeth has taken an all too common situation that people are scared to speak about, and brought it into the forefront of our minds, and I commend her for it. I recommend this book for anyone - Parents, Teens, "Tweens" - if you think your child needs to read this, then let them. There is nothing too inappropriate that I wouldn't read to my own children who are 6 and 7.
RaeBeth McGee-Buda was born in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1987, the second daughter of Rachel Yost and Arthur Curtis McGee. RaeBeth grew up loving to read and write poetry, as well as short stories. Her childhood dream was to become a teacher. Rae Beth’s dream of writing was created in her eleventh grade literature class where writing became her passion.
RaeBeth married in August 2012 to her husband, Gregory Stephen Buda Jr. and resides in a small Pennsylvania town of Fairchance. RaeBeth is a full time mother of one and is expecting her second child.
She graduated from American Intercontinental University with her associates in business administration. She enjoys spending her time writing and feels that connecting with readers is her main goal.
RaeBeth published Silenced under her maiden name but plans to continue writing under her married name with any other works.