Plissner’s success in creating a powerful ending comes from the fact that she slowly builds up to it, throwing the reader a proverbial bone with every chapter, either leading him/her astray, or hinting at the obvious truth that sits in plain sight.
With an outspoken protagonist, and a quickly paced romantic relationship, Plissner’s novel touches on more than just the mystery of the novel. Sasha's world explores the troubles teenagers face growing up, the dangers of the naive world they tend to inhabit, and the complexities surrounding hormones. All of these aspects make Louder Than Words more of a contemporary read, rather than a supernatural romance novel.
Older teens who like reading books about teenagers who overcome seemingly impossible odds, pretentious boys who steal girl’s hearts, or just a hint of the supernatural in fiction, will most likely enjoy Louder Than Words.
Witty and unapologetic, Plissner’s novel is a realistic representation of the teenage world: imperfect and complicated.