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Speechless By Hannah Harrington,

  • Title: Speechless
  • Author: Hannah Harrington
  • ISBN: 9780373210527
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback
  • Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can t keep a secretUntil 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 isEveryone knows that Chelsea Knot can t keep a secretUntil 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.
    Speechless Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can t keep a secretUntil 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 t

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    1. 2 9 13 raised rating from four stars to five, because this was perfect and I honestly couldn t care less about the few negatives mentioned below, because I still think about this book to this day, and if I were to ever reread a book soon, it d undoubtedly be this one Hate is it s too easy, he says Love Love takes courage The main reason I checked out Speechless was because of its cover a cover without a pretty girl in a pretty dress on the it, a cover without a pretty girl about to kiss an equal [...]

    2. Some novels are debatable in their quality Sometimes a novel can be like junkfood, but completely satisfying Other novels are clearly made of better stuff though less able to hold the simpler demographic Speechless has the happy coincidence of being made of better stuff, but clearly satisfying on a simpler level.Throughout my entire life, my father has had one reoccuring expression This doesn t include his, If it s worth doing, it s worth doing right speech which I ve heard a thousand times and, [...]

    3. Reading Speechless, I realize how much Please Ignore Vera Dietz affected me If I m completely honest, Chelsea s story would probably have earned a 4 if I had read it any other day, any other week, after any other book What can I do, though I am human, and no matter how amazing the character development was beginning Chelsea was kind of a slut shamer and really judgmental, but she EVOLVES, woot , no matter how much I appreciated what Hannah Harrington was trying to say how well she tackled the is [...]

    4. Running my mouth has hurt enough people already the least I can do is shut up Why can t everyone see I m doing the world a favor There are so many books that I admire and adore, especially when it comes to YA realistic fiction And while I can t say they all make lasting marks on my heart, they do get under my skin I m starting to read so many in this genre that I am beginning to get pickier, look deeper, see what I crave It s not simply, oh, this is realistic fiction, now It s Oh, well, this wor [...]

    5. Can you imagine not speaking for days Weeks I have a hard time shutting up for a few hours Chelsea, she gives a whole new meaning to the silent treatment when she decide to take a vow of silence after her big mouth basically ruins her life or at least that s what she thinks.After reading Saving June and getting to see how great an author Hannah is, I was highly anticipating her second novel, Speechless Although not quite as emotionally intense as Saving June, it s a truly wonderful novel that lo [...]

    6. I can t believe someone as good as you exists I can t believe you even want to be around me I can t believe how lucky I am when just weeks ago I thought my life was over.4.6 5 starsSpeechless is cheesy, sappy, and predictable, yet an absolute treasure regardless Unlike most realistic YA novels out there, Chelsea s story is full of hope rather than angst.Saving June had greater emotional impact, but in a lot of ways, I loved Speechless The subject matter in Saving June has been addressed a thous [...]

    7. 3.5 Stars Hate is it s too easy, he says Love Love takes courage While reading this book, one thought kept gnawing at me.Can I keep up silence like Chelsea I don t plan to, of coursebut just how long can I be silent I tried.And, trust me, it s really difficult.After a while if you intend to talk but are withholding for some reason, your jaw actually starts to ache Ache from silence.Ironic, isn t it I need to say something, sing under my breath, keep murmuring, like that.Like maybe I can be silen [...]

    8. A popular girl, queen bee s best friend, in fact, but one that never felt like she really belonged, commits an unforgivable offense against the in crowd and becomes a social outcast overnight Left without other options and tired of being the target of abuse, she starts spending time with the weird girl and her group of friends and, after a lot of personal growth and quite a few enlightening moments, realizes there s to life than malls and glitter Yes, that is a description of at least a hundred [...]

    9. 4.5 STARS I lost everything and she gets to run for fucking Snow Princess It s such bullshit High school, the world All of it This book This brilliant little book.I really should just put in a corny one liner how its brilliance has rendered me speechless and call it a day A story about a girl who took a vow of silence after divulging one too many secrets to one too many wrong people, leading to a horrible incident that nearly cost a boy s life all for the sake of that high school ambrosia that i [...]

    10. Initial Thoughts I could say something completely cliche like Speechless left me speechless, but that s rather inaccurate and couldn t be further from the truth Hannah Harrington s novel made me want to climb on rooftops and declare its awesomeness Wonderfully constructed characters in a beautifully written novel and it manages to be funny in spurts while tackling some very tough issues.One of the best reads in YA I ve read this year.Full Review Speechless is Hannah Harrington s second novel and [...]

    11. Rating 4.5 Stars In all honesty, I wasn t sure what to expect when I dove intoSpeechless.I picked it up for one reason and one reason alone Hannah Harrington had written it I knew, from the moment I requested it, that I would love it, but I never expected just how much Harrington has a habit of surpassing even my wildest expectations she did it withSaving Juneand she constantly does it again, every time I re read her debut novel Thus, while I was expecting nothing short of brilliant when I began [...]

    12. In the beginning of Speechless, Chelsea is not a likable person She s friends with the very popular Kristen, who is not a very good friend at all Kristen is the type of friend that encourages you to wear something that makes you look crappy, telling you how wonderful you look, so that you don t outshine her in any way I had a friend like that once and it took me a while to figure it out But for Chelsea, this is overlooked because of the benefits her friendship brings She s popular by association [...]

    13. If books could reproduce don t ask me for visuals Speechless by Hannah Harrington would be the child of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver All three are YA, contemporary books I would love to just shove at my future students and force them to read.Chelsea Knot can t keep a secret She s one of those girls If you ve read any young adult realistic fiction or if you ve watched Mean Girls, you know the archetype I m talking about The totally selfish, totally conceited, [...]

    14. This book has seriously left me speechless, what I enjoyed most about going into this book was that I had no real idea what the book would be about The main reason for picking it up was because it was by Hannah Harrington I adored Saving June so couldn t wait to get my hands on of her books I liked how the synopsis hardly gave anything away and the cover was simple yet so beautiful I liked the fact that I had no expectations what so ever this made me realise I should do this often when picking [...]

    15. First thoughts I LOVE Hannah s a truly amazing writer, and Speechless is just Impossible not to like The characters especially the secondaries are a delight, and she handles deeper, darker issues with real sensitivity and insight I adore.In Saving June, a story essentially about loss and grief, Hannah Harrington showed us light, hope and joy So it comes as little surprise that her sopho offering, Speechless, a story about a shallow, nasty mean girl has unexpected depths, its own heartbreak, and [...]

    16. Hannah Harrington s fans won t be disappointed by Speechless.I ll be honest, I didn t like it as much as Saving June and that is the reason why I cannot give it 5 stars The mean girls theme and the Mc herself gave me the impression of a slightly less mature book, if I make any sense Maybe meant for a younger audience as well, even though the main theme is as heavy as the death theme in Saving June It might be that I am a sucker for road trips and epic soundtracks but this was just a bit less in [...]

    17. Well, the book I m reviewing today was certainly an odd little chestnut But one I enjoyed cracking open, nonetheless Let s look at Speechless, a YA novel by Hannah Harrington.Speechless tells the story of loudmouth popular girl Chelsea Knot She and her best friend Kristen organise a New Year s party, and Chelsea winds up publicly outing Noah, a gay student she finds with his boyfriend in one of the bedrooms Two of the jocks barge out after him, and lynch him All because Chelsea couldn t keep her [...]

    18. 4 4.5 StarsYou can be surrounded by people and still be lonely You can be the most 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 feel and you can still not know what you want from it.Have you ever said something you wished you could take back Gossiped about someone when you knew you shouldn t Hurt someone with your words I know we all have But has it ever dramatically effected your or someone else s life [...]

    19. Three and a half stars.I very much felt like the odd one out after not enjoying Hannah Harrington s debut, Saving June, and wasn t even inclined the give the author a second try Still, this book sounded too interesting to pass and I am glad I gave it a chance If anything, Speechless is insanely readable, the pages flying by in what feels like minutes instead of hours I really enjoyed the reading experience, and would definitely encourage others to pick this book up, but still, there were some th [...]

    20. I rather enjoyed this novel although, at first, I thought that I would hate it You see, there is a bit of swearing something I am not overly comfortable with and Chelsea is, to say the least, quite a nasty person A reader does see an obvious evolution in her character as she matures and becomes aware of the broader realities in the world She sees that school popularity is not everything A wonderful book for girls who perhaps feel constrained by the social strata.

    21. Speechless is the second novel by author Hannah Harrington Sixteen year old Chelsea Knot lives in Michigan It s NYE and Chelsea is at the party of her best friend and resident mean girl, Kristen While at the party, Chelsea discovers something about a fell Grand Lake High student and in her attempt to tell Kristen, she shares the secret with almost the entire party leading to horrible consequences After speaking up in attempt to make up for her outburst, Chelsea decides to take a vow of silence T [...]

    22. Chelsea Knot loves to gossip It is exciting to have the latest news and have everyone gather around her and be so impressed with what she knows If you find out a friend is messing around with another friend s boyfriend you should tell right But Chelsea doesn t always think about how the other people will accept this information One night while at a party she catches one of her male classmates messing around with another male and decides it is hot gossip, not knowing that her best friend s boyfri [...]

    23. Speechless is one remarkable and outstanding novel that handled a very insightful issue with great depth and profundity in it I m amazed by how Hannah Harrigton effectively wrote Chelsea s story that would make every readers understand the situation, the characters, the consequences and see the lessons and messages behind it Chelsea at first wasn t a very likable character She s shallow, indifferent and yes, doesn t know when to shut her mouth That was until it caused a terrible and heavy conseq [...]

    24. Silence is goldenor so they say.But there isn t anything golden behind Chelsea s vow of silence in fact, the truth is as black and dappled with purple as Noah s healing bruise Chelsea swore herself to silence when her curiosity, need to fit in and please and not mention her loud mouth, got Noah into serious trouble, landing him in hospital 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 face Che [...]

    25. I was not going to read this book I promise you, I was not I was so fully aware of my standing disappointment with Harrington s debut Saving June, and was certain I had a firm grasp of her writing style that I had prematurely made up my mind Well Sometimes people act like snobs, okay It s not a crime It just makes you highly unlikeable as a human being Anyway I requested this on NetGalley and as fate would have it, I got approved It was there for my taking And then all these reviews were popping [...]

    26. Also posted on rabbitsforteaYou can be surrounded by people and still be lonely You can be the most popular person in the 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.The thing that first drew me to this book was the wonderfully simple cover that from far looks just like a blank paper Speechless This book is very aptly named and beautifully written I honestly don t qui [...]

    27. Author of SAVING JUNE Dude, this is a no brainer Review posted at Words on Paper I admit I got really lazy with this review, but it kind of works out because this book involves the voluntary absence of speech and so in kind I say very little in this review 4.5 5As SPEECHLESS involves a vow of silence, and it s been ages since I read this and only had a small list written up about it, I ll keep this review short and simple.Hannah Harrington s debut novel SAVING JUNE was such a memorable contempor [...]

    28. This review can also be found on Book Girl of Mur y Castell blog.Sometimes it is really difficult and even scary to speak up for what you believe is right, but it s important to do At the end of the day you answer to yourself, no one else, so you ll be happy you did.Hannah HarringtonChelsea Knot is an incorrigible gossip, she admits it herself on the very first pages of Speechless She s also an impetuous sixteen year old teen who makes mistakes One of those mistakes leads to a boy being beaten u [...]

    29. 4.5 starsHate is easy, but love takes courage.There is one of these kinds of people in ever high school The one that fimly believes that someone elses misery will score them cool points with their flock of friends Chelsea Knot is one of those people Since being Kristen Courteau s best friend the most poplar girl in school Chelsea has always worked around Kristen s expectations doing what ever she can to impress her even if it means revealing everyone s secrets or degrading them to social nothing [...]

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