Your Voice Is All I Hear by Leah Scheier | Book Review #71


I was the one he trusted. I was the one he loved, the only one who believed him, even when his own mother had locked him up and thrown away the key.

And now, I was going to pass down the white tiled hallway, knock on his doctor’s office door, slam his secret notebook on her desk and make her read it, make her understand what he was hiding, make her see what only I had seen. 

April won’t let Jonah go without a fight.

He’s her boyfriend–her bestfriend. She’ll do anything to keep him safe. But as Jonah slips into a dark depression, trying to escape the traumatic past that haunts him, April is torn. To protect Jonah, she risks losing everything: family, friends, an opportunity to attend a prestigious music school. How much must she sacrifice? And will her voice be loud enough to drown out the dissenters–and the ones in his head?’

I was originally interested by this book from seeing in on tumblr. When I got the chance to borrow this book from the library, I was really anxious to read it. What if I didn’t like the book? What if I finished the story and absolutely loved this book?

Your Voice Is All I Hear, is probably one of the most important books I’ve read in a long time.

Your Voice Is All I Hear brought to light new situations that I hadn’t thought about before. Jonah and April are great together, and brilliant apart. Two very different people who love each other. You can see that very clearly. They’re two characters who care deeply about the ones they love.

This story really brings stuff to light that I don’t think some people realize. Like, for instance, it’s really easy to learn about Mental Illnesses. Yeah, some medications have big scary names that a lot of people can’t pronounce, but with time and research, you can get to know those medicines really well.

With reading everything through April’s point of view, you really get to see the symptoms (in Jonah’s case) of schizophrenia. And along with her, you get to know the sickness. At times other character’s explain to April what needs to be said.

April’s character drew me in so quickly to the happenings of this book. I really have to admire the strength that April had throughout this book. April’s character is just really admirable to me, I guess. She struggled so much, and even more so when Jonah struggled.

I love Jonah’s character. The before and the after. I could really tell what was going on; it was pretty clear to me what was happening. Jonah.. What can I say without spoiling anything?? I’ll just say that Jonah is a smart young man, who has an unfortunate mental illness. Jonah cares very deeply for the ones he loves. He would never want to hurt them, and he’s a brilliant artist.

Your Voice Is All I Hear is one seriously important book. If this book isn’t already on your To Be Read list, it should be. Your Voice Is All I Hear brought a new light to schizophrenia. And this book made me cry. That in itself says a lot about this book.

I learned a lot while reading this book. And not only did I learn about schizophrenia, I learned that sometimes you have to let some people go in order to heal.

If you’d like to check out this book, I would really suggest you to do so!! You can click the book at the top of this review to see the book on GoodReads.

Thank you for reading. Until next time,

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