Speechless by Hannah Harrington
Labels: Book Reviews, Contemporary, Hannah Harrington, MIRA, Young Adult · Who posted this? Mina B at 20:57
Release Date: 1st February 2013
Publisher: MIRA ink
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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.
Imagine you've done something wrong, something you know you should stop and something which result cannot be fixed. How would you feel? Really awfully bad right? And this perfectly describes Chelsea. She believed she was the cause of a tragedy. And she felt so bad. So bad that she took a vow of silence.
For Chelsea, that is big indeed. She's a sucker for gossip- basically she is the Queen of Babble. Like I have mentioned, it all changes for her. No friends. A social outcast. Nothing. And this, I actually liked. Cause, without her friends we get to see who Chelsea really is. I really liked her character though she was punishing herself a bit too much. But, I get where she's coming from and we really get to see everything going on in her head.
When she finally does speak up, I was relieved. It would have been better if it was earlier as it was for a long time. But one little thing that did bug me was when she started to speaking again I thought it would be something spectacular. You know like, big words, big ideas - reality check dudes! I'm not saying it wasn't good it was, just not up to my expectations I think.
Aside from Chelsea, what about the other characters? I really really liked Asha. She looks past people's fault and is always so nice and so sweet! Then there's Noah and Andy. They're all such a fun and colourful bunch.
Oh including Sam - the love interest. *sigh* He's a really nice guy and also seems so very perfect. What I really like about Sam, is you couldn't be sure of his feeling. There wasn't the insta-love thing going on. That's to be expected seeing as Sam didn't really like Chelsea at first. When they first started talking it was on a project they had to work together so he wasn't head over heels about it. That was the build up to a friendship and more.
Hannah Harrington is an amazing writer. Read her books people. Especially Speechless cause it truly left me speechless :D
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