Monday, August 27, 2012
Speechless by Hannah Harrington
Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can't keep a secret
Until now. Because the last secret she shared turned her into a social outcast—and nearly got someone killed.
Now Chelsea has taken a vow of silence—to learn to keep her mouth shut, and to stop hurting anyone else. And if she thinks keeping secrets is hard, not speaking up when she's ignored, ridiculed and even attacked is worse.
But there's strength in silence, and in the new friends who are, shockingly, coming her way—people she never noticed before; a boy she might even fall for. If only her new friends can forgive what she's done. If only she can forgive herself.
What a powerful and moving book! This book is about a girl standing up for gay kids, which I think is a touchy subject. This book was written so well though, and I was so captivated by the story.
Chelsea and her vow of silence was very interesting to me. I would never be able to stay that silent for that long. This book was hard to read at times simply because it was so sad. Chelsea was so caught up in her own world, that when she finally realized life was not all about her, she really changed. It was cool to watch her realize that as she became friends with Sam and Asha.
Chelsea and Sam's relationship was so sweet. He liked her even when she was the weird girl who would not talk. They went through so much together. I loved watching their relationship grow. So, so sweet.
This is a very moving, emotional book that I would definitely recommend. It does have lots of language though, so maybe for older teens.
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.