I could not blog as much as I wanted to.
Hello friends, it’s been a while since I posted. I missed a week, but of course other things were set that I could not stand. Year 3 was hectic, and now it’s week 11. I have 3 more weeks left of this semester, and so much to do. I may not be able to blog much until December, but I look forward to it. I have some things planned, and until then I will have more time.
Disclaimer: Today’s book is about human trafficking and forced prostitution. This is a heavy topic in the book, there will be some links at the bottom of the page, and how you can help. Some of the sales from this novel will be donated to the war on human trafficking.
The sound of Violet
By Alan Wolf
summary of the story
Desperate to find his soul mate, Sean goes on an awkward date one after the other until he encounters the seductive Violet. He starts dating her, but his autism prevents him from realizing that she is actually a prostitute.
Sean thinks he’s found a possible wife while Violet thinks she’s discovered her ticket to a whole new life. This award-winning funny and dramatic story takes all sorts of twists and turns and has been adapted into a great movie.
* An audit copy is given in exchange for an honest audit.
T / W: Abuse, human trafficking
Today’s book was a book I immediately liked from the first page, and made me cry for 25 minutes straight. It is full of hope and tough, violent and yet sweet. It is contradictory, just like their two worlds. Personally, I want to mention more about this book and its contents, but the synopsis of the book is quite vague, which is why I feel hesitant because it looks like a big spoiler.
Sean does not like loud noises, bright colors or people touching him. He’s blunt, does not really accept jokes and understands things quite literally. So when he’s trying to find his soul mate in New York, things usually don’t work out. Violet on the other hand, has had horrible experiences with men, she is constantly at work and does not believe that love is for her.
This is one of the books where I liked most of the characters, which made me want to read this book quickly. I immediately liked Violet, and mostly I could understand the way she behaved. Also Sean’s attitude to try to date Violet, I found very amusing and heartwarming. I also found that the early miscommunication between them was entertaining, as Sean believed they were on a date but Violet thought he would be a client. I really liked them together, and I wanted them.
No small part of this book was about prejudice, since everyone around the tongue knew that Violet was a prostitute, except him. Sean’s family was against it, but Sean was stubborn and held out hope. This book also deals with deaths, family relationships, abuse, manipulations, sexual assaults and human trafficking. I would say the highs were high and the low leaves you crying for maybe half an hour, based on my experience.
I can not wait for the movie! In the meantime, I believe you can still read this book and review it at NetGalley. If you have the ability, I hope you will purchase A copy of this book, as part, will contribute to the war on human trafficking.
Here This is where you can learn more about human trafficking.
If you are based in the US, call this hotline 1-888-373-7888 for 24/7 secret help.
If you are based in Malaysia, visit SUHAKAM (Human Rights Services) For help.