I normally don't read YA - so I am not even 100% this classifies as YA, but it is told in first person POV of a 16 year old mute boy, so I guess it is - and I am soooo glad that I picked this one up.I loved it. All of it. The narration, the voice of Skylar, the whole story, all the characters that are introduced: simply great. It is moving and intense without being sappy or overly emotion.Aboslutely recommended to everybody, because it is a brilliant book. (For further details: there are many very good reviews posted - thanks for that btw, I never would have found this one without GR).