The Sound of Violet Book Review

I didn't think I'd get to this book review so soon, but I couldn't put it down. The Sound of Violet is the amazing story between Shawn and "Violet." This was both entertaining but serious a read. You wouldn't expect two issues like human trafficking and autism to make a story, but Allen Wolf does a phenomenal job in writing it. I normally don't care for romance novels, but the author brought light to two issues I care deeply about: human trafficking and autism awareness. This book is definitely worth the read. 


The story surrounds a man by the name of Shawn. Shawn is a 24 year old man with autism. He longs to find love, but due to his autism, he cannot connect with a woman on an emotional level. Nor can he hold his own in a conversation. He can, however, "see color" which is intriguing when Shawn meets Violet at his boss' party. "Violet" is actually a victim of human trafficking, which she doesn't even know at first. Through Shawn's constant desire to be with Violet, he slowly learns the truth of who she is and what she does. The two discover how to fight through their circumstances, and you see love can prevail with God's help.


I honestly didn't know what to expect. Allen Wolf's publicist actually reached out to me to tell me about the book, and I listened to what he shared. This book definitely brought a way for you to learn about human trafficking and autism. You see what happens in both worlds. With Shawn, you see how he and his loved ones cope with his autism. Wolf does an excellent job to describe how someone with autism acts, which others don't always understand. 

With Violet, you see how the human trafficking world works. I appreciate Wolf's ability to stay exact with what happens in human trafficking. I think many people have a Taken/Hollywood version of what human trafficking, as well as thinking poorly of the victims. This book gives you a new lens to see them. Allen does well with using drama and comedy to bring awareness to two topics you wouldn't ordinarily picture together.

It was honestly a touching and emotional story to read. The two couldn't have been more different, with Shawn's autism and innocence blinding him from the truth of Violet, and even discovering the truth didn't change his feelings about her. I might be more touched by this novel than others, since (as previously mentioned) autism and human trafficking awareness is important to me. I think this story was beautifully written.

Even on his website for the book (which has a movie coming out in 2022), it says the following: "The Sound of Violet is both funny and poignant, weaving in critical issues that confront our world today. After pre-release screenings, 100% of the audience surveyed said the movie helped them understand more about autism and trafficking, and 80% of the audience said the story made them want to do something to end human trafficking. The Sound of Violet engages audiences and inspires them to want to make a difference."

I reached out to Wolf's publicist to ask him why he chose to focus on human trafficking and autism. According to Don, Allen Wolf chose to focus on autism since one of his relatives is on the spectrum. He also chose to focus on human trafficking because he discovered the topic while doing research for the book.


I think this is a book everyone should take the time to read. It's actually a pretty quick read. I started this the day after completing Land of the Free, so that should make it clear I took no time to read this. The chapters aren't overwhelming. You can knock out five chapters without realizing how quickly you've completed them. I finished almost ten chapters in one night! You can get your copy on Allen's website, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Indie Bound. On his website, you can read more about him. I give this book 5 stars!!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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