Review: Speechless by Hannah Harrington

Title: Speechless

Author: Hannah Harrington

Pages: 288 Pages

Publisher: HarlequinTeen

The Blurb

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.

(Goodreads Blurb)

The Review

I firmly believe that it is better to have your nose in a book and not in someone else’s business. Someone would have given this advice to gossipy Chelsea Knot before she found out the hard way.

At a New Year’s Eve party, Chelsea’s love of gossip lands her in a lot of trouble and she has fallen from the top the social pyramid to being a social pariah.

What Chelsea learns from this is that there are more important things than being popular and that it takes a whole lot more to be someone’s friends.

I really liked Speechless. It is one of the better YA novels that I have read recently. It had everything – social issues and realistic responses. Furthermore, Harrington showed the ugly side to her characters. We are flawed and for Chelsea to recognise that about herself was refreshing. It wasn’t twee and super happy but you did leave the Speechless feeling hopeful. With Speechless, Hannah Harrington has a really, really good story.

Speechless by Hannah Harrington is available now.

For more information regarding Hannah Harrington (@)hharrington_ please visit www.hannahharrington.com.

For more information regarding HarlequinTeen (@HarlequinBooks) please visit www.harlequin.com.

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