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Is Barry's death the latest tragedy in a string of suicides at Farrington Park High School? Or is it murder? Marti is sure her friend Barry didn't take his own life, but no one will believe her except Police Officer Prescott. But opening an investigation takes time, and Marti is determined to find her friend's killer soon. Because even now he could be planning his next criIs Barry's death the latest tragedy in a string of suicides at Farrington Park High School? Or is it murder? Marti is sure her friend Barry didn't take his own life, but no one will believe her except Police Officer Prescott. But opening an investigation takes time, and Marti is determined to find her friend's killer soon. Because even now he could be planning his next crime.......

Title : Secret, Silent Screams
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ISBN : 9780440205395
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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Secret, Silent Screams Reviews

  • Carla Lee
    2019-05-05 16:40

    Marti is a fantastic main character, driven and willful and independent. I love the way she is so determined to discover the truth behind her best friend's death. Her budding friendship with Karen, the police officer doing her own investigation into the death, is wonderful, as is the way she grows to respect Karen as a competent officer.

  • Orchid
    2019-05-15 16:41

    review from my blog, The Haunting of Orchid ForsythiaFirst Sentence:Marti Lewis shivered as she opened the door to the Farrington Park police station. One of the times I know when a mystery/suspense writer has done something right is when I spend nearly the entire book (practically) holding my breath as the MC gets one step closer to the truth about what and why something happened, so Secret, Silent Screams definitely did things right because it was absolutely hard to put down.Joan Lowery Nixon does a brilliant job of presenting and unfolding the mystery of Barry's death and the reason he died. I really liked how the facts and back story were presented slowly throughout the book so that as you read the picture of what happened slowly started to come together along with the role that each of the characters inadvertently played in his death.While I did figure out pretty early on the truth of what happened, I had kinda hoped that I was wrong...because the truth turned out to be just so horribly creepy that it was quite shocking, but also well done (I want say anymore on this lest I give away the whole plot). Even though the first impression of Marti that you get is one of her freaked out, and balling her eyes out as she tries to get the police to believe her when she says that Barry didn't kill himself, I think that in the long run she a very strong character. Why, because even though the no one believes her at all she refuses to give up and goes to some very dangerous extremes just to get people to listen. The other thing that makes her such a great character is the depth of emotion that she shows through out the entire book. My favorite thing about Secret, Silent Screams was how the author, Joan Lowery Nixon, was able to convey such a sense of danger and suspense in such a short book. I pretty much spent the whole book with my breath held as Marti tried to unravel the mystery of Barry's death.The only thing that I didn't really enjoy about Secret, Silent Screams was that it was just slightly dated when it came to the terminology and turn of phrases that the characters used. Regardless of that it was a highly enjoyable read.Final Verdict: Secret, Silent Screams was a gripping read that I won't soon be forgetting. Secret, Silent Screams earns 5 out of 5 pineapples.

  • Jenny
    2019-05-14 10:57

    I read this book because my son asked me too. It's a good book. I think the subject matter is good for middle schoolers, and as a parent it gives you pause to think about how much you might be ignoring your child for your own life. I'm glad my son's middle school allows such books into their library, and doesn't censor as much as I hear other public schools do.

  • Shonna
    2019-05-11 13:34

    Secret, Silent Screams is actually a lot better book once you read it then what it sounds like and what it tells about the book on the back. This book I wouldn't say is about suicide but when I got this book from the library I was told that it was about suicide. This book is really about, in my opinion; People believing that someone that they have found dead with a gun in his hand dead because he committed suicide. And one of his very close friends are trying to tell everyone that he didn't commit suicide and that someone had murdered him. And he gets a few clues and evidence and stuff like that to help prove that someone had murdered him and that it wasn't him that committed suicide on himself. And he talked to one of the officers and talked to her about it, trying to prove it to her and show her. The officer agrees to have a meeting with him, talk about it and check it out,and let him show her. The Officer also agrees to help him out even know the case has been closed. So pretty much throughout the whole book him and the officer are trying to figure everything and figure the truth, what really happened. Except for in the beginning and the end. In the beginning is where he was still alive and then one morning hes just found in his room dead with a gun in his hand, e.t.c.; In the end is where they figure out everything, the truth, what really happened. This book is actually a lot better than I thought. I think that the beginning is not as good but the beginning is getting into the really good part, the book. I don't really think that this book can really help others in situations when it comes to wanting to commit suicide or knowing that someone else that they know.

  • luhvBOOKS
    2019-04-28 16:59

    Title: Secret, Silent ScreamsAuthor: Joan Lowery NixonSeries: N/ARating: ★★★★★Summary: Is Barry's death the latest tragedy in a string of suicides at Farrington Park High School? Or is it murder? Marti is sure her friend Barry didn't take his own life, but no one will believe her except Police Officer Prescott. But opening an investigation takes time, and Marti is determined to find her friend's killer soon. Because even now he could be planning his next crime...Review: It's amazing how she can write so many stories and none of them have anything to do with the other. I love it.Things I Loved: It was a whole different story now. This time it was a set-up suicide. But she still got that twist in there...Things I Hated: N/A

  • Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
    2019-05-01 10:55

    This author is starting to become one of my favorite authors. Like the suspense in her writing and pace. Even if the ending I thought, while good, I was like, huh, thought there was going to be more there. Like that Marti kept with it and was looking into what happened to her friend Barry, if everyone thought the opposite, except for Karen, a cop, who helps Marti. Near the end however I was like, Marti why would you do that, do you not know what happens in scary movies? Anyway, pretty good quick suspenseful read.

  • Caroline
    2019-04-28 16:34

    This book will haunt me forever. It is a classic Joan Lowery Nixon. She makes you doubt things that happen on a fairly regular basis. Was it really suicide? Or are you just overthinking it? This was one of the creepiest books that I have EVER read. For this reason I highly recommend it. It shakes up how you think about things. Amazing. This is why I love Joan Lowery Nixon. She gives me goosebumps.

  • Bonita
    2019-05-11 12:49

    I. Love. This. Book. I read it when I was in middle school and from the moment you start reading it you are immediately sucked in! You don't want to put it down until you know absolutely every single detail of what really happened. It's just SO good! I honestly don't know what else to say other than that THIS was the book that got me into reading in the first place! It will forever be my favorite book.

  • Kelley Matthews
    2019-05-01 14:31

    "Secret,Silent,Sreams,"by Joan Lowery Nixon, tells how Marti trys to prove that her best friend, Barry, did not comite suicide. However, with a line of suicides in there school, it seems like Barry just fell under the influence. With only a detective on her side, Marti is going through a battle tryting to give her freind a good name. with Marti trying to prove that Barry was killed, the murderer is becoming more clear and seems to be coming after her.

  • Jada
    2019-05-26 10:33

    This book was very suspenseful and I was surprised at myself (not being a very big reader) I couldn't put the book down. Extremely suspenseful and the mystery answer was not disappointing. The only thing I wasn't to happy with was the utterly rushed ending. I wouldn't recommend it to someone who doesn't like the topic of suicide or murder.

  • Courtney
    2019-05-21 13:58

    This book is great for children who love mysteries. It is suspenseful and somewhat inspiring the way Marti stands up for what she believes, even when no one else believes it. This book also shows a strong friendship that lasts even after death. I believe this book would be appropriate for middle school children because of the content.

  • Jonah Leyvas
    2019-04-30 11:37

    I had mixed feelings about this book. Some parts were a little boring to me. Although the author did have suspenseful parts that kept me on the edge of my seat. Also, she was very descriptive in her word choice which made me almost feel apart of the murder mystery!

  • Eliza
    2019-05-11 16:44

    Ohmygosh. This was actually my FIRST book I read in 7th grade. This was also the reason why I got into reading books. At first, it was the cover that lured me in, but wow, the story is just so amazing.

  • Sarah Tilatitsky
    2019-05-07 12:44

    This is one of my FAVORITE BOOKS THAT I HAVE EVER READ! I was hanging on to every word. READ IT! It's really good, unless you are allergic to mysteries, which I doubt that you have any. Just read it, and you may just get addicted to Joan Lowery Nixon's books, which is a good thing. ☺

  • Cassie Behm
    2019-04-26 17:38

    This book is a really good one. The theme of it is a mystery and how you try to solve it. I really liked this book because it is a mystery book. I disliked it because it was so time really hard to read. I think that people with a taste of mystery and solving thing would really like this book.

  • stacey
    2019-04-28 10:38

    Fun mystery... easy read.

  • Lauren Fidler
    2019-04-26 12:49

    not bad for what it is. bit dated.

  • Joanne
    2019-05-15 17:37

    I was desperatefor a new book on tape and picked up this book on tape. Predictable and unengaging.

  • Rachel
    2019-05-17 16:58

    I read this book for a language arts project but it turned out to be very entertaining. I definetly reccomend if you are looking for a quick read.

  • Shreeya
    2019-05-12 16:41

    its a good/scary book i love joan lowery nixon she writes AMAZING books u should read all of them that she has written!

  • Kendall
    2019-05-19 11:35

    I think so far that this book really shows you how it feels when you lose someone you love, and you feel like you were Marti, and that Barry really was your best friend.

  • Michele
    2019-05-13 18:41

    I am liking this book so is really good..and that is good coming from me cuz I am really picky with my books..and I don't read alot, but this book makes me! HaHaHa

  • Gini
    2019-04-29 14:55

    Very predictable.

  • Carrie
    2019-05-18 13:31

    It was horrible written and the "secrets" and plot twists were entirely too predictable for me to even laugh at. Sorry YA lovers, this isn't for you.

  • Jess
    2019-04-28 15:31

    Best !! It starts with a bad beginning but a great ending

  • Amy
    2019-05-04 15:42

    From the moment I started reading this story I couldn't stop. It was absolutely mysterious and gives it gave me goosebumps when in certain parts of the story.