Review: Speechless by Hannah Harrington

Title: Speechless
Author: Hannah Harrington
Published: Aug. 28, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 288
Genre: Teen/YA
Review: Paperback won

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.

I won this book in a giveaway and I am so glad I am finally getting to it.
Reading the synopsis of this book I knew it had to be good filled with teenage drama like no other.
I did not want to put this book down once I started it as it was that good. Chelsea can not keep a secret to save her life. When at a party she sees two guys doing something and she ends up running downstairs in the middle of the party telling her best friend and those around her. Because of her doing this it sets a chain of events that has Chelsea learning that words can hurt others even if you don't mean them two. What she saw that night wasn't that bad but what happens afterwards is what makes Chelsea feel guilty. Two guys at the party Warren and his buddy decide to hurt one of the guys and because of that Chelsea feels as though she needs to tell the cops the truth. This makes her become a rat and the bullying starts. 
After this has occurred she feels as though she needs to take on a vow of silence for how long she doesn't know. Just that she doesn't want to hurt others by saying things she shouldn't say. Hey I know some people that should do this now a days.
When Asha befriends Chelsea she realizes that she doesn't need to be hanging out with the so called popular kids they aren't all that fun. Asha and her friends are in a way carefree and are truly happy minus what happened to their friend. 
In the end Chelsea learns to forgive herself as the one person she hurt most of all has slowly forgiven her. She learns to find her true self and it was awesome to see Chelsea learn a hard lesson and grow as a teenager. This was a book I really could not put down and I was a bit sad to see it end. The drama, the oh wow moment, the teen romance (which isn't anything graphic) it all blended in perfectly. 
I plan to read more by this author I like her writing style and the way she can capture your attention. 

Hannah Harrington
I don't like Pina Coladas, but I do enjoy getting caught in the rain.
Oh, and I'm a YA author! My first novel, SAVING JUNE, was published by Harlequin Teen in 2011, and my second, SPEECHLESS, will be released on August 28th, 2012!


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