possibly my favorite book of all time! narrated by 5-year-old jack, this haunting story of what a mother will do to protect her child in even the most unbearable circumstances is heartbreaking, frightening, and in the end, utterly uplifting. i've practically made this required reading for all my friends!
The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf - seven year old Calli hasn't spoken since the night 3 years earlier that she witnessed an untold tragedy. Now, one August morning, she and her best friend, Petra, have both disappeared. As their frantic families search for the girls, old secrets are revealed. Told in short chapters alternately narrated by various characters, this riveting novel will keep you on the edge of your seat.