A Sudden Silence Summary
Eve Bunting

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A Sudden Silence Summary

A Sudden Silence is a novel that deals with the problems of alcohol abuse, death of a sibling, and physical disability in a contemporary setting. The treatment of these ideas is couched in a fast-paced story that has the added appeal of suspense as Jesse seeks to track down the hit-and-run driver who kills his deaf brother Bry. The novel is well crafted and credibly portrays the people, the events, and the emotions entwined in a tale of life and death as Jesse lives and Bry dies; of guilt and grieving as Jesse wonders if he somehow could have saved Bry; and of vengeful searching and painful discoveries as the driver who hit Bry is eventually found.

There is a strong anti-alcohol message conveyed throughout the story, but Bunting does not allow it to overwhelm the plot. Rather, the message is revealed as the reader watches the ago...

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