By: Rachel Carter
Location: FIC CAR
Genre: A Lovely Story
We take for granted the ability to talk, to communicate what we think and feel, using speech. It is so easy to do- "Hay Im hungry- when is dinner?" or "Wow look at that elephant- it is huge" or "Thanks Mum- youre the best!". Of course now days we resort to texting, which is a cheapskate method to communicate, the true power of a story is with the words it is spoken by.
How do you begin to tell your story when you can't speak? Ethan lives on the canal. He likes it there. He can go to the pond and catch newts and minnows. He can learn everything he needs to know from books and from his mum. No one there laughs at him because he doesn't talk. Ethan can't remember exactly when he stopped talking or why. It is only when he meets Polly, a girl who has recently moved to the canal, that he begins to wish things were different.