Friday, January 25, 2013
Book Review: Speechless
Book Review: Speechless by Hannah Harrington
First sentence: "Keeping secrets isn't my specialty."
From Amazon.com: "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."
My take: This book started out slow for me because I didn't like Chelsea very much. But I'm sure that was the author's intention in the beginning of the book. By the end of the book, I liked her a lot better. She became a much better person by just shutting her mouth and paying attention to the people and places around her. She connected with authentic people she would have missed out on by being so fake. Some people could learn quite a lot from this book, I think. People begin to see the inner girl she kept hidden beneath a fake front for so long. But don't ever mistake her for being weak. Weak she is not. She has moxie. I didn't love this book, but I liked it quite a lot.
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Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen; Original edition (August 28, 2012)