Speechless by Hannah Harrington
(Harlequin Teen)

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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.

 

About Hannah Harrington

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Hannah Harrington resides in Michigan with one dog and too many cats. When she isnrsquo;t busy writing like a crazy person, she enjoys arguing about politics, watching documentaries, playing guitar (very badly), and speaking about herself in the third person. You can find her online at hannahharrington.blogspot.com, facebook.com/hannahharrington and on Twitter @hharrington_.
 
Published September 1, 2012 by Harlequin Teen. 267 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult. Fiction

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Harrington draws a convincing portrait of the nastiness involved in the personal attacks against Chelsea, especially as the girl realizes how cruel she has been to others in the past.

Jul 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Speechless (Harlequin Teen)

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The vow, along with new friendships and a budding romance with Noah’s best friend, change and deepen Chelsea, who learns about the power of love over hate, real friendship, and being true to oneself.

Jul 30 2012 | Read Full Review of Speechless (Harlequin Teen)

Examiner

The story of a girl named Chelsea Knot who takes a voluntary oath of silence after her gossip-mongering ways yield unexpected consequences… Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can’t keep a secret.

Aug 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Speechless (Harlequin Teen)

City Book Review

Realizing she was the cause of the entire situation, Chelsea takes a vow of silence and is forced to take ridicule and insults from her former friends with no words of reply.

Nov 03 2012 | Read Full Review of Speechless (Harlequin Teen)

Kidz World

When Chelsea gets bullied for speaking out against some violent teens, she decides to take a vow of silence.

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Kidz World

When Chelsea gets bullied for speaking out against some violent teens, she decides to take a vow of silence.

Nov 21 2012 | Read Full Review of Speechless (Harlequin Teen)

The Overflowing Library

I loved seeing the way in which Chelsea's new friends were so different in the way they treat her and it made me question why anyone in high schools strive to be popular.

Nov 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Speechless (Harlequin Teen)

Beauty and Lace

And often the difficult path will teach you the most about who you are, that journey to enlightenment is a testament to character – especially with the limitations Chelsea placed on herself.

Aug 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Speechless (Harlequin Teen)

Lambda Literary

Scenes of the last night’s party slowly come together: drinking, talking to her mother, drinking, blackmailing someone with her latest piece of gossip, drinking and feeling sick, finding Noah—a nice guy she barely knew—with his boyfriend, telling everyone what she saw, Kristen’s drunken boyfriend...

Nov 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Speechless (Harlequin Teen)

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