Author: Hannah Harrington
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 3/5 stars ★★★
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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.
3 of 5 stars to Speechless by Hannah Harrington
“You can be surrounded by people and still be lonely. You can be the most popular person in school, envied by every girl and wanted by every boy, and still feel completely worthless. The world can be laid at your feet and you can still not know what you want from it.”
This book is a breath of fresh air. Writing about a heroine who has the makings of a usual YA antagonist is definitely a challenge and Harrington passed it with flying colors!
Speechless is an amazingly written book about second chances and changing for the better. I am in love with all the characters and all their imperfections. The author didn’t even try to paint anyone in a saintly fashion. Everyone has rotten qualities with them but you won’t mind because you’ll understand the reason for it. You’ll feel along the characters and their struggles and when all is done, you can’t help but feel like you won the battle as well.
It’s definitely a book that will leave something in you, whether it be a moral lesson or an aggravating feeling against the characters. Either way, you know that this book is one that you will not forget easily.