Thursday, 26 September 2013

{Review} Speechless by Hannah Harrington

Author: Hannah Harrington
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by HarlequinTeen
Source: RAK Gift from Emily
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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.

RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars

Would you consider taking a vow of silence? Chelsea did, but only after her mouth got her into deep trouble for revealing a secret that caused people to get hurt, land in jail and her popular girl friend to desert and hate her. Oh, what a trouble she was in!

It's amusing to read the events that happened after her vow of silence--the way the people around her reacted and how she communicates with people etc. Her parents' reactions seemed realistic but I can't say the same for one of her enthusiastic teacher who even helped her by providing a small whiteboard. During her vow of silence, she was paired up with a boy for a project. How was she going to discuss about the project when she wouldn't talk? And how was she going to talk to the friend of the boy who was injured due to her secret-revealing mouth?

This book is all about self-reflection, about love, friendship, hate and forgiveness. It also tackle serious issues such as bully. Hannah's writing style suits the theme of the entire story and I enjoyed reading Chelseas POV. I'll definitely be checking out Hannah's other books!

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