Speechless - Hannah Harrington

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Speechless - 
Hannah Harrington
Released: September 2, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin teen

Synopsis: "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's has taken a vow of silence--to learn to keep her mouth shut, and to stop hurting everyone else. And if she thinks keeping secrets if hard, not speaking up when she's ignored, ridiculed and even attacked is worse.

But there's strength in silence, and in 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 it's about: A teenage girl who can't keep secrets decides to take a vow of silence after she almost gets a boy killed because she couldn't keep a secret.

What I thought: I was worried that this book was going to annoy me that Chelsea couldn't talk. I know, that's the whole point of the story, but still, I wasn't sure how it was going to go. But I don't even know why I worried because Hannah Harrington is an amazing writer and she wrote this story perfectly! This story made me cringe, made me laugh but most of all, made me cry (in a good way of course!).

the good: Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea. WOW. What a fantastic character. I absolutely love when characters make a massive personality/life change and this was it. Chelsea starts being popular and stuck-up, judging people by their looks, only caring about parties and shopping and ignoring school. As she struggles through her vow of silence, she learns about what it is like to be on the receiving end of the bullying. She learns about people by watching and listening, and learns not to judge. The changes she goes through is tremendous and Chelsea is a strong character who takes it all in her stride. All the supporting characters are amazing, I wanted to be part of their little group. Sam, yes it is obvious from the beginning that Chelsea will develop feelings for me, but that doesn't make it any less lovable!

the bad: I was slightly annoyed that it took Chelsea so long to move on from her friendship with Kristen. Yes, they were best friends for ages, but even Chelsea could see most of it was a lie, but she clung on for so long, I wanted to slap her a bit.


 5 bookstacks

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Speechless will be available from 29 August online at Harlequin www.harlequinbooks.com.au and in bookstores nationally for RRP AUS $19.99!

Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student


  1. To be honest, when I first read its summary, I didn't really want to read SPEECHLESS. But ever since so many raving reviews have started to appear, I decided to give a chance, too, and requested it from NetGalley. Will probably read it next week, even though your lovely review just made me want to pick it up immediately. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. sounds like an awfull bad friend
    gr8 review

  3. The book description really doesn't do this book justice judging from all the positive ratings it's received! Will be adding this to my wishlist :)

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  4. I am SO excited to start reading this book! I've heard nothing but amazing things. Great review!!

  5. yay, I'm glad to hear this was a great read! I absolutely loved Saving June so I was hoping this will be just as awesome! :)
    Great review!

  6. I'm SO excited for this book. I wasn't looking forward to it at first, but I've heard nothing but fantastic things about it. Thanks for the great review!

  7. Great review... I added to my TBR mountain. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever


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