Silent - Sara Alva I liked this book, but it wasn't as good as Social Skills for me. This one was a little slow in getting going, and I would have liked a little more story where Seb was responsive to Alex rather than Alex talking to him with little to no reaction. Otherwise it was a great story. I love that Seb had everyone fooled and that he was able to help out the social worker to find his family. I'm also glad Alex realized he was better off without his mother. I can't imagine loving or caring about a mother who doesn't care about me, but maybe in her own way she did care, and that's why she left with Hector, knowing Alex was better off without them.