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“Archer’s Voice”: A Beautiful Love Story

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Bryce Mallory
“Archer’s Voice” has captivated readers, and it is no surprise why.

“Archer’s Voice” by Mia Sheridan was one of the most soul gripping romances I have ever had the joy of reading. Sheridan masterfully creates a fictional romance about a man with a disability and a girl trying to escape the memory of a horrifying night. 

Originally published in January 2014, “Archer’s Voice” made its way into the BookTok world around 2021. Its popularity skyrocketed from there, leaving book lovers crumbling into pieces over this heartbreaking novel. 

“Archer’s Voice” follows Bree Prescott as she arrives in the quiet small town of Pelion, Maine, hoping to make a fresh start for herself. On her first day there, she meets the not so pleasant Archer Hale, a man notorious for his seclusion from society. Inevitably, Bree and Archer find that they enjoy getting to know each other. 

As Bree receives more information about Archer’s past, she learns that he has not spoken a word for years. Finding out the reason why might just break her, and allowing herself to fall for him is the one thing Archer has wanted most in the world. 

This book was full of beautiful writing from the beginning to the end. Even though I have not read it for about a year, I remember it in its entirety, sometimes picking it up and flipping it to a scene that I wanted to experience once again. 

This story is about two people falling for each other while trying to forgive themselves. It was both a delight and a heartbreaking pain as I read through while they tried to make everything work. 

My opinion of Bree Prescott started out as just another main character. She hasn’t been my absolute favorite female character I’ve read but she was still someone that kept me engaged. 

In some areas, I found ways to relate myself to Bree. Her perseverance was something I admired and saw in myself. I think about what she had to go through and realize how strong of a character she was. 

Archer was one of the best main male characters I have ever read about. His story tugged on all of my heart strings and since then has never let them go. 

Sheridan did an amazing job representing someone with a disability in this book. Archer being mute, she extraordinarily showed how he communicates and perseveres all on his own. 

Archer uses sign language to communicate with other people, and being from a small town no one really knows how to talk to him. This means that as a little boy, he grew up alone and had to teach himself the basics of living life. It is because of this, Bree is much more understanding about his grumpy demeanor. 

I was holding my breath the entire time I was reading this book, eager to find out what happened to both characters that made them the way they are. It’s safe to say, I was definitely not disappointed in their stories. 

Learning their personal stories was the thing that shattered my heart into pieces. I had to pick up the shattered remains off of the floor so I could finish it. Their backstories are what made this book so popular in the first place. 

The blossoming romance found in this book made me believe in the notion of finding your one true love or soul mate due to fate. That ideology was something I had lost years ago and was worried it would never come back. Luckily it did. 

Overall, this book was an absolute five star read for me. With over 411,000 reviews, “Archer’s Voice” has a rating of 4.24 stars on Goodreads and was nominated for the best romance Goodreads choice award in 2014. 

“Archer’s Voice” is a love story that has aspects many people would enjoy. It has a disability representation shown through Archer, a cute romance and characters that are trying to start over. 

This book is one I will recommend and remember for years to come and brings me joy every time it enters my thoughts as a reader. 

Due to sexually explicit scenes and strong language, this novel is recommended for mature audiences only.

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Bryce Mallory
Bryce Mallory, Editor-in-Chief
This is senior Bryce Mallory’s second year on the Owl Post staff. This year, she is excited to take on the role of Editor-in-Chief, in addition to being a writer for the newspaper. Bryce is involved in the National Honors Society, Quill & Scroll and orchestra. Outside of school, Bryce loves to read books, watch romcoms, and go to dinner with her friends. She is looking forward to new print papers and loves having a community of friends to work with every day in the newspaper room. 

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