An absorbing drama about what happens when one of the popular girls becomes the target of her former friends’ bullying. Summary Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can’t keep a secret, until now. Because the last secret she shared turned her into a social. When Chelsea gets bullied for speaking out against some violent teens, she decides to take a vow of silence. Kidzworld reviews a book about bullying at its.
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Speechless is one of those books that’s an enjoyable and entertaining book, but at the same time it still makes you really think about the issue at hand. I saw Hannah Harrington speak at Traverse Area District Library shortly after the publication of this book, so I was speechelss to read it.
On new years eve, everything changes for Chelsea. Do consequences-positive or negative-cross your mind before doing it? I adored Asha’s genuineness and her constant bubblyness and Sam’s earnest goodness radiated whenever he was protecting those he cares about.
Beautifully moving with a great message about love and the consequences of speechlews, Speechless is well worth a read.
Book Review: Speechless by Hannah Harrington
Thank you NetGalley and Harlequin for the opportunity to read this book. Even Chelsea, who does have her noted flaws, becomes someone that the reader can sympathize with as they harrignton her transformation in her vow of silence. The least I can do is shut up. Speechless is a story every teenage girl sepechless read, because I think many teenagers, but especially girls, have a severe issue with their self worth as a person.
I’m not funny, I’m not special, I’m not perfect. By the book’s description I was worried Harriington would dislike Chelsea but she actually does the right thing right off the bat. The secondary characters that emerged in this story I hugely adored, Asha, Sam and even Andy against their better judgement were there when needed.
It barely even registered; it was like white noise. And the curiosity propelled me forward sans the expectations. But has it ever dramatically effected your or harrongton else’s life?
Maybe it was out of guilt, remorse, regret or shame. Can I keep up silence like Chelsea? The Iron Warrior Julie Kagawa. Speechless also touches on the issue of bullying and homophobia, but it was done in a way that doesn’t feel like it’s trying to shove what’s morally right down your throat.
I’m a mother of a 16 yr old girl and after finishing this book all I keep thinking about is how this should be a book given to read as an English assignment. It could have been schmaltzy as hell, but just worked out beautifully. Luckily, not everyone is blaming Chelsea, and she’s making some new friends who become excellent secondary roles in the book.
However, Speechless really is her best work, in my eyes, with just the right amounts to make it work.
I did enjoy the ending, though I can’t help but feel it was a bit too Cheslea unleashes herself from chains. He was such a quirky, interesting character and the perfect love interest. Wonderfully constructed characters in a beautifully written novel – and it manages to be funny in spurts while tackling some very tough issues.
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Book Review: Speechless by Hannah Harrington
The mood was right, the characters were all ripe for the picking to move you. There’s nothing likeable about her, but this is where Hannah Harrington’s brilliance comes into play. Now that Chelsea has seen the error of her ways she decides to take a vow of silence. Jul 15, Eunice rated it really liked it Shelves: Such things always leave a bad taste in my mouth.
I will be highly encouraging my daughter to read this book well at least when she finished the Shakespeare unit she is studying. But silence is hard to keep when everyone has their own versions on what happened and some choice-names to say about you behind your back and to your f Silence is golden While this book is a lot of fun it also takes a good look at some serious topics like bullying, homophobia and to a lesser extent, racism.
I am trying so hard not to be that person anymore.
Speechless by Hannah Harrington
Ridiculed, threatened and speechlezs, Chelsea lost all of her friends and social status. The world can be laid at your feet and you can still not know what you want from it. It was there for my taking. People who are never, ever part of a problem. I thought it was enough, and it is so far from enough.
The writing is splendid and flowed so easily. One of the best reads in YA I’ve read this year. Andy’s story about Noah gave me scratchy throat number one and Chelsea’s parents gave me scratchy throat number two. After speaking up in attempt to make up for her outburst, Chelsea decides to take a vow of silence.
Maybe Chelsea has better friends than I did. I had a hard time getting into Chelsea’s mind.
Speechless di Hanna Harrington. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I know we all have. And like every kid, Hannah’s character has to learn to not care so much what other people think of her and learn to trust her own self.