Thursday, August 23, 2012

Review: Speechless by Hannah Harrington

Title: Speechless
Author: Hannah Harrignton
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: HarlequinTeen (August 28, 2012)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Realistic Fiction
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Goodreads Description:
 The story of a girl named Chelsea Knot who takes a voluntary oath of silence after her gossip-mongering ways yield unexpected consequences…

Saying she’s sorry isn’t enough.

My Review:
This is the first book I have read by Harrington even though I own her other one I have never had the chance to read it. I definitely think I will be reading it soon after having read this one.

Chelsea, while not a totally loveable character at first, really was realistic. I have known girls just like her, girls who let anything fly out of their mouths without considering what the consequences would be to other people. Without considering how hurtful gossip can be, even little things.

And even though I think Chelsea was pretty selfish in the beginning, I think that coming clean and telling someone what happened the night of the fateful incident, was the right thing to do and I think it took courage. Courage that a lot of girls her age and in her situation wouldn't of had.

Chelsea had a lot to deal with. Things that were her fault and things that were the consequences of her actions, whether some of those actions were good or bad, she dealt with a lot of crap from others and none of it could have been easy.

I do think that the extremes that Chelsea went to to make up for her mistakes ( a vow of silence) was a little much, but again, I think she was doing it for the right reasons.

I know a lot of people didn't really like Chelsea but for whatever reason I found myself liking her.

She grew a lot throughout this book. She made mistakes but she learned from them and she changed. She could have been bitter about all that happened to her and all that she thought she lost, but she didn't. Instead she took it and she made herself be a better person because of it.

She ended up having some really great people along the way help her, to see what real friendship is and what it truly means to be a friend.

I think there were a lot of lessons in this book that a lot of people can learn from about watching what we say and realizing everyone is a person, with feelings and how our actions and words can truly hurt others. But our actions and words...they can lift others up too. They heal and they can love.

I rarely use quotes in my reviews unless they really stand out to me and this one did, so I think I will end my review with it.

“Hate's too easy. Love. Love takes courage.”-Noah.


  1. I have this one on its way to me and can't wait to read it. It sounds like a powerful read. J haven't read Saving June yet, but I also have it.
    I'm glad you ended up enjoying this!

  2. I really hope you like it! I haven't read Saving June yet either but I also have it in my TBR pile.