“He says the Internet makes too many people loud, and too many people silent, but the loud ones are all we hear. We have to ask questions to hear the silent people.”
Rating: 5/5 stars
If you guys need me I’ll just be bawling my eyes out everyday for the rest my life.
Rev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed to keep them at bay…until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.
Emma Blue spends her time perfecting the computer game she built from scratch, rather than facing her parents’ crumbling marriage. She can solve any problem with the right code, but when an online troll’s harassment escalates, she’s truly afraid.
When Rev and Emma meet, they both long to lift the burden of their secrets and bond instantly over their shared turmoil. But when their situations turn dangerous, their trust in each other will be tested in ways they never expected.
tw: physical, sexual & emotional abuse, cyberbullying
Is it acceptable to say you’d die for a fictional character? Because y’all I would do just about anything for Rev Fletcher, dying included.
More Than We Can Tell, is the companion novel to Letters to the Lost and while technically you do not need to Letters to the Lost it was a still an amazing read which I would highly recommend. It will make you appreciate this one so much more. You can check out my review for that one HERE.
Don’t get me wrong I totally loved Letters to the Lost, but I think Rev’s story totally blew Declan’s out of the water mainly because I was so intrigued by Rev in LTTL. It was briefly touched upon that Rev was dealing with some kind of childhood trauma in the first book and I immediately wanted to know more. Plus Rev and Declan have an amazing friendship of knowing when to shut up and just be there for the other person without any type of judgment. I AM LIVING FOR THEIR FRIENDSHIP. So, its safe to say Brigid Kemmerer could come out with a thousand more books about these two boys and I would read every single one.
Rev’s backstory was way more painful than I could have ever possibly imagined and I am 99.9% sure I read over half of this book with a lump in my throat holding back tears. It is absolutely heart breaking. TINY SPOILER AHEAD. Rev was abused by a family member before being adopted by his foster family and his constant fear of becoming abusive to his loved ones and suffering from PTSD nearly ripped my soul in two. I just wanted to hug him and tell him he’s a good person the entire time I was reading this.
Emma was a bit of an unlikeable character for me at times. She was so incredibly rude to her mother and for some reason it just really irks me when kids are mean to their parents. She’s brash, pushes away those who care about her, she’s whiny and dramatic, and yet somehow despite all of that she’s still a compelling character.
The two of them together though? Talk about an undeniable chemistry. I couldn’t fly through this book quick enough to read about them together. The author’s writing is so smooth and easy to read that you could eat this book up in one sitting. She also totally nails the perfect amount of friends to something more in this book as well as LTTL. Yes, the romance is there but it’s just the right amount and it’s no where near the main focus of the story. We have bigger things to deal with people.
Other things you can expect from this:
- Gamer girls, can I get a hell yeah?
- Strong male friendships, so strong it hurts
- A LOT OF TEARS
- A new foster child in the Fletcher household (companion novel #3 PLEASE, I BEG YOU)
- Family issues
The ending of this is absolutely wild. HOLY HEART POUNDING. While I promise not to spoil anything, I will tell you to give yourself time to read the last 25% of this book in one sitting. Just do it, you’ll thank me later.
All in all, if you enjoy having your heart ripped out of your chest and stomped on, this one is for you! I wish I was kidding but I promise this one is totally worth the pain!
Until next time!