Title: The Silent Swan
Author: Lex Keating
Genre: YA Contemporary
Source: Itching for Books Tours
Tam’s sphere of influence expands beyond Gabe’s sad domestic skills, rapidly invading everything from his favorite game to parts of his soul he didn’t know existed. It’s uncomfortable, it’s hard work, it’s…making him a better man. And that’s just what she does to people she doesn’t like. The better he gets to know her, the more he has to face the truth: this sharp, heart-breaking outcast is worth fighting for. How many families, fairy tales, and felons will he go through to ride to the rescue of the bravest person he’s ever met?
What I Thought
I admit to having a weakness for families full of boys. I don’t know why, but I love reading about families that are all boys. I surely couldn’t do it. Trust me, I am quite happy with my two girls. I fell quite in love with the Pritz family. I love their quirky rules that wresting was a minor offense, but throwing punches was a major offense. I loved when the mom started work they were all expected to start cooking. One memorable meal, a brother bounced his chicken across the table. When Gabe’s precious baseball is threatened, he goes for outside help, in the form or Tam Swann.
Tam’s family is legendary in their small town. Her father was an amazing coach, and she would do anything to get her family back together, and that includes staying away from trouble, and that is how she classifies Gabe Pritz and his family.
I loved this book. It took forever to read. It wasn’t especially long, just really slow reading, especially for me who can normally fly through books. But I couldn’t put it down and didn’t want to. The characters were all amazingly written and so full of depth. I am actually hoping that Lex Keating goes back and writes the stories for the rest of the Pritz brothers. I would love to know how the rest of them turn out, because they were that amazing. I think good thinks are in store for the Pritz brothers and the Swann brothers for that matter.