Title: Quietly Making Noise
Author: Yessi Smith
Genre: New Adult
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Amazon/Goodreads Rating: 5/5
In Patti's Imagination Rating: 10/10
Elio Delacruz has a complicated life growing up, but to say his life now was any simpler would not be true and his plans are changed in a way he never expected. Living his passion as a traveling busker with his friends, Elio is loving his life sharing his art with others but things from his past have him returning to his home in Key West. He doesn’t want to return and face the scars of his youth, yet there isn’t much else he could do. His life just got more complicated and painful. Now Key West is haunting him again.
His plan was to let Vianella Manco be his distraction while back on the island until he is able to leave again. A place that suffocates him. He wasn’t suppose to have feelings for her. She was just a way to feel free while dealing with his overbearing past. Once again life plans are changed. Truths that were believed were actually lies. Can Elio believe these recent turn of events? Will he see that his past and his future are intertwined in his budding relationship with Vainella?
Will Elio be able to handle the lies and find his freedom from the suffocating island and find his happiness again?
I really didn’t know what to expect going into this book as this is the first main character that was a traveling busker. You can tell the author did her research to be able to write the passion Elio has for being a busker. I really enjoyed this new experience. I learned more about those who entertain the public on the sidewalks of every town.
While at times this book is light and fun, there are some very emotional topics being discussed. There is so much to this book you will not be able to put it down. The twists and turns from a young Elio to the adult Elio are so unexpected they don’t go where you think they will. The interactions with all the characters are great and these relationships feel very realistic. Again the author has spent time researching things to make this book have that true to life feel. I look forward to reading more from this talented author.