Thursday, July 3, 2014

Review: Speechless by Hannah Harrington


Title: Speechless
Author: Hannah Harrington
Version Reviewed: ARC, eBook
*This book was provided for free by the publisher for review.

GoodReads Summary:
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.

When I first started this book I had forgotten that it was written by the same author as Saving June.

Speechless hit on a lot of topics that mean a lot to me, the most obvious being bullying and the struggle that teens in the LGBT community, whether they're "out" or not, have to face in their lives. It's hard enough realizing that you are bisexual, gay, etc., but when you combine being bullied on top of that, it can make your life a living nightmare.

Speechless struck a lot of chords in me and the characters were realistic and believable. The story was well written and it's definitely a book I would go back to.

Hannah Harrington has a way with YA Contemporary that makes me love her.
Favorite Character: Sam & Noah.
Rating: 4 Stars.
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