The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf (Book Summary)

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Calli Clark suffers from selective mutism caused by seeing her mother fall down the stairs and lose her baby. She was four when she stopped talking and now that she’s already 7 and still mute, she suddenly went missing. Her bestfriend was missing too.

Everyone thought that the girls were together and everyone thought that it has something to do with the Jenna McIntire death. Ben, Calli’s older brother, went looking for them and after many hours, he found them. Calli was okay but Petra, her bestfriend, was badly hurt. It wasn’t the girls that Ben found because chasing Calli is their father, Griff Clark. Ben asked Calli to find help and he stayed with Petra and Griff to make sure everyone is safe. When Calli found her mother Toni, Deputy Sherrif Louis and agent Fitzgerald, the first thing she said was “Ben: and it was the first thing that she said for the years she was mute. When Petra was found, the first person that was suspected was Ben, but later on suspected Griff.


Griff died when he dragged Toni with him since he got shot by Agent Fitzgerald. Louis and Toni sort of started dating and Calli, started talking again. The first thing she talked about was who hurt Petra. It was Lucky Thompson, Petra’s Father’s student who was close to them. Sadly, Petra moved away although she remained friends with Calli.

The End of The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf.

Author: Heather Gudenkauf
Finished this on: January 5, 2014

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Forever Winter

Just reading and writing my way out of this messy adult life! I have transitioned from having piles of notebooks stacked underneath my bed from writing on the internet and allowing people worldwide to read.

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