Whispers


Young Adult - Social Issues
202 Pages
Reviewed on 03/18/2018
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Author Biography

After earning a Master’s Degree from Troy State University, Lynn worked for the federal government experiencing the strict life of the secret black ops world. Within the pages of The Agency Series, Lynn shares her memories of the different personalities she worked with within this dangerous world. Indulging in one of these novels whisks a reader to places they could never imagine exists. But they do.

With her help of her friends in the space exploration field, Lynn started the Journey’s Travels series for Young Adults. The novels explore the inner workings of an elite dictatorship and the consequences of trying to control people.

The love of Lynn’s life is her grandchildren. 10 Rules About Monsters was written specifically to alleviate their fears of the dark and unknown. Because of her deep passion for children, Lynn wrote The Tower, a power story about the consequences of school-aged bullying, which won the Gold Medal for 2017 by the Moonbeam Children Book Award and the New England Book Festival Award for Young Adult Fiction. Whispers deals with a young girl struggling between moral issues and family love is scheduled for release in early 2018.

Her flash fiction, The Shoes, was published by Flash Fiction Magazine in August 2017 and can be found at: https://flashfictionmagazine.com/blog/2017/08/08/the-shoes-2/

Lynn resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with her family. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Lindenwood University.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Whispers is a young adult social issues novel written by Lynn Yvonne Moon. No one expected the twelve-year-old daughter of the deceased to punch her father’s body in the face as he lay in his casket during the funeral service. Listening to Pastor Johnson go on about her father, and seeing all the bereaved lamenting his death had struck a chord in Musetta that could only be addressed by action. She knew she had upset her mother, especially when she shouted out, “Rot in Hell, you bastard!” as her aunt led her out of the room, but it was exactly how she felt. No one knew what Musetta had been going through for the last two years of her life. No one knew that every Friday night he would come up to her room and do unspeakable things to her. Her own father had become a monster. Punching his corpse had been weird; it felt more like she had struck an inanimate object and her blow had left a dent in his face, but it had been an irresistible impulse to act. Auntie Delphina soon sussed out that Musetta had deep issues relating to her father’s abusive behavior and had eventually prevailed upon her to agree to see Dr. Shapiro once a week. It would take time for healing, everyone said, but then the unexpected began to happen.

Lynn Yvonne Moon’s social issues novel for young adults, Whispers, is a taut and compelling story about an abused daughter whose dead father seems to be haunting her from the grave. Moon’s story is genuinely terrifying and suspenseful as Musetta and her friends attempt to solve the mystery of a dead man who seems very much alive and intent on destroying his daughter. Alongside the suspense and mystery is a grand coming of age story as Musetta begins the healing process, starting with her father’s death and continuing with the support of her aunts and friends. Anyone who’s been fascinated by large houses filled with secret passageways and hidden tunnels will have a field day reading this well-written and darkly suspenseful tale. Whispers is most highly recommended.