Saturday, October 13, 2012

Can't Keep A Secret: Speechless - Hannah Harrington

SpeechlessSpeechless by Hannah Harrington
Date Released:August 28th 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 288 pages
Date Read: September 28, 2012
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought at Barnes and Noble
Goodreads Synopsis:  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.

From Goodreads

My Review:
Speechless was a read that I had really high hopes for and this book did deliver where I wanted it to be! I was blown away by how Hannah Harrington wrote such a stunning book that hits really close to home and you really get to see how word, who are just are impactful than actions can spiral to all sorts of horrible things. Speechless just reminded me of how great Thirteen Reasons Why was.

“You can be surrounded by people and still be lonely. You can be the m
ost 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.” 
Chelsea Knot, one of the school's best gossipers. She knows who's dating who, who cheated on each other, and all the scandalous things about a person. Her best friend is Kristen, also one of the school's best gossipers, to be honest Kristen was just plain horrible and so was Chelsea in the beginning. It was so horrible what they both did, really and it could happen so it also added another layer of realism. Speechless shows how words matter.

One night at one of the biggest parties, Chelsea finds a guy messing around with another guy and believes she has the scoop. She must tell her circle to keep her place, rather than be a social outcast. When she lets the rumor run wild, she causes the people around her to show her true colors and even her. She takes the vow of silence, so that her words won't hurt the people around her. I thought Chelsea really grew throughout the whole book. She slowly changes with the people around her. Like her new friend Asha, who's amazing; Sam, the new guy she meets that helps find her romance and finds her way. She learns a great amount of how words are important and I loved Chelsea at the end!
If I had one bad thing to say about the book was maybe more action and a backdrop of what Chelsea use to to do back when she was a big gossiper. But other than that I loved the other elements weaved into the story. But I do have to say Thirteen Reasons Why was kinda at a higher level than Speechless but I would proudly place them on my shelf. :))
Hannah Harrington dazzles you with a book that does not only give you a amazing cover (0.0) but tha value of words and how it can make or break a person's choices in life. This book was raw, real, and emotion, Hannah Harrignton pushes the bounds of words and the world of gossiping. She takes you on a rollercoaster that will stay with you till the last
Exactly the book will tear through your mind!

“Hate's too easy," he says. His face calm, calmer than it has any right to be, his eyes not wavering from mine, like he's so completely sure of what he's saying. "Love. Love takes courage.”


  1. I love that last quote. I think I can relate a bit to Chelsea. Keeping secrets was hard when I was younger.

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