Speaking Emotions

Rated 4.90/5 based on 10 reviews
A short story based on a young girl's struggle with life. She's unable to communicate. Her mother discovers a way to allow her to express herself differently. She has a suppressed secret that's affecting her life.

Will she eventually be able to communicate or will this secret continue to destroy her?

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About Terra James

Terra James is thirty-five year old married, mother of two beautiful children. Terra is an advocate for autism. She loves to read, write, and blog/journal and has since she was ten years old. She lives in the beautiful mountains of TN where she loves to be, but would also love to live near a beach. She is an avid reader, blogger, cover designer, and loves to write.

Her friends and family call her a workaholic, but she loves to stay busy doing what she enjoys.
You can find her either spending time with her family, piled up in a chair with her dog-Charlie- reading, at her desk writing, watching movies, or living her life to the fullest.

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Reviews

Review by: Penny Garrett on Jan. 23, 2017 :
This story touches a place in my heart. My son is autistic and I wonder if this is how his mind works? Short, sweet read!.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jennifer Witt on April 24, 2016 :
This is a heart touching short story about a young teenage girl, around 13, and her internal struggles with communication as an autistic teen. This story made my heartbreak for her and then warmed my soul. Her struggle is so real and so touching. I cried and I smiled. I love the inspiring message that this story holds for all of us that struggle with emotions. I definitely recommend this story to everyone!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: Gina Smith on April 19, 2016 :
A quick read that delves into the mind of someone trapped by autism. This book is about a young girl around age 13 who because of a traumatic experience temporary loses her ability to express herself in words. Her Mom encourages her to write in a journal instead but she doesn't see how it can help. Included are heartfelt poems which show what someone with autism may go through.
* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

Review by: Hunter Marshall on March 18, 2016 :
I won Speaking Emotions as part of a contest today. Funny thing was, I was going to purchase and read it anyway as it hits close to home. My brother in law is a high functioning Aspergers and although he's able to do a lot on his own and, I believe, after working with him in a facility for those with disabilities, he could and would most likely thrive in a place where he had roommates who had some of the same issues. He's in his 30's and so far it hasn't happened; I'm not sure it ever will.
I love how Terra incorporates her daughter's own words in journal entries as well as songs/poems. If read by those who are struggling or have family or friends who are struggling with any spectrum of Autism, I believe this story can and will give hope to those who might see the future with an autistic family member as bleak. Those with Autism can learn if they can only find what they need to reach their potential. **** LOVE THR STORY TERRA***
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Hunter Marshall on March 18, 2016 :
I won Speaking Emotions as part of a contest today. Funny thing was, I was going to purchase and read it anyway as it hits close to home. My brother in law is a high functioning Aspergers and although he's able to do a lot on his own and, I believe, after working with him in a facility for those with disabilities, he could and would most likely thrive in a place where he had roommates who had some of the same issues. He's in his 30's and so far it hasn't happened; I'm not sure it ever will.
I love how Terra incorporates her daughter's own words in journal entries as well as songs/poems. If read by those who are struggling or have family or friends who are struggling with any spectrum of Autism, I believe this story can and will give hope to those who might see the future with an autistic family member as bleak. Those with Autism can learn if they can only find what they need to reach their potential. **** LOVE THR STORY TERRA***
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Hunter Marshall on March 18, 2016 :
I won Speaking Emotions as part of a contest today. Funny thing was, I was going to purchase and read it anyway as it hits close to home. My brother in law is a high functioning Aspergers and although he's able to do a lot on his own and, I believe, after working with him in a facility for those with disabilities, he could and would most likely thrive in a place where he had roommates who had some of the same issues. He's in his 30's and so far it hasn't happened; I'm not sure it ever will.
I love how Terra incorporates her daughter's own words in journal entries as well as songs/poems. If read by those who are struggling or have family or friends who are struggling with any spectrum of Autism, I believe this story can and will give hope to those who might see the future with an autistic family member as bleak. Those with Autism can learn if they can only find what they need to reach their potential. **** LOVE THR STORY TERRA***
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: shelby68 on Feb. 23, 2016 :
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review..
As knowing what it is like to have an Autism child in the family, and I have also worked with children with Autism, this book would have been wonderful to have had back then to share with the families we worked with.
This story is so touching and enlightening to how well the author is able to bring out so many emotions all through a silent voice.. There are many poems that seem kind of dark but they have so much meaning if you really read into them. I would strongly recommend this book.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: soccergypsy on Feb. 22, 2016 :
** A free copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review. **

What a captivating collection of thoughts. Vivid prose descriptions to color an unfavorably bleak world. Proving that just because one is silent doesn't mean there isn't communication.
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)

Review by: Keyblade19 on Sep. 12, 2015 :
This is an amazing story filled with heartbreaking poems(still very much amazing) that inspired me to become more active in the Autism Awareness World. It also helped me understand what my older sister goes through ( she is Autistic as well) with having Autism. This is a read I suggest to everyone to read more than once.
(reviewed 61 days after purchase)

Review by: melissabrooker85 on Aug. 02, 2015 :
What a beautiful short story of poems from an autistic point of view. The poems are heartbreaking, but ultimately inspiring. It's clear the author has experience with autism and writes lovingly.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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