Sunday, September 9, 2012

Book Review: Speechless by Hannah Harrington

Speechless by Hannah Harrington, paperback edition book cover

by Hannah Harrington

Genre: YA, contemporary
Date published: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Netgalley
Buy: Amazon

Summary (Goodreads):

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.


My Thoughts:

Everyone makes mistakes. We are not perfect, after all. But when you do, do you really know you're doing it? Do consequences--positive or negative--cross your mind before doing it?

Chelsea Knot tells everyone every thing she finds out. She doesn't care what might it cause as long as it won't bother her. Until she realized she crossed the line. Speechless started showing how (sorry for the word) b*tch Chelsea can be. I admit that it bothered me and I hated her instantly that I almost thought of not continuing it. But I'm just too curious to do so.

Obviously, with the rating of 5 hearts, I loved it. Yes, it started bitchy, but of course the story became better and there's a lot a reader can learn from it, as Chelsea does. This book talks about reality. It is never nice to bully anyone, talk behind their back, use them for your own entertainment or spread rumors about them. Chelsea may have done it before, but thankfully, she woke up and see the reality that her best friend wasn't her worth at all. It's just the same with not knowing what you really are doing: does the person you're treating best friend right now is trustworthy? Doesn't use you? This book has the reality some of us must wake up to see, as well. I hope that every person reads this would learn a lesson. I hope that every one would read this. Once you can see your life clearly, you'll definitely see the person you never noticed before..the one you never knew would change your life, like Chelsea does.


YA contemp readers. For all teens and teen at heart! ;)

Book cover comment/s:

I think it's really nice and I like it..though I found another book called Speechless also and with the same cover idea. ..

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