Yesterday it was two, and two the day before that. Today it’s one. One word all day. A new record. If Miss Dively hadn’t asked me to name the capital of Russia last period, it could have been zero.
Elise is an imaginative and gutsy 13-year-old who is struggling to fit in at her new school. As a coping strategy, Elise decides that saying as little as possible is the safest option. However, when she finds a cupboard full of dark family secrets, Elise sets out on a journey to uncover the truth and it seems her vow of silence is the thing that puts her in the path of real danger. Can her bird-watching friend Con help to bring Elise safely back to her family? And what about the beady-eyed raven, Nevermore – can he cross over into Elise’s silent world and offer solace?