Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hannah Harrington Strikes Again

Hannah Harrington
Released August 28th, 2012
288 Pages
Harlequin Teen
Source: NetGalley

"Hate is easy, but love takes courage."

 Hannah Harrington's sophomore release, Speechless, leaves you feeling vindicated, which might be the wrong word to use, but I felt that anyone who reads this wonderfully written YA novel will know that hate crimes against Gay's are serious and even just doing a small part in the diminishing of these stupid views of what is right and wrong can make a difference.

Hannah Harrington has the amazing ability to keep you thinking, about her stories, about how you live your life and what you can do differently.  I know that anyone who reads this book will have a different view of a lot of things when they are finished, and I hope you will see yourself as our heroine, Chelsea or even Asha and Sam, rather than a character like Warren or Joey.

Speechless is a story about Chelsea Knot, wanna be popular girl, who's gossiping ways has caused a life-changing event within her High School and she decides to do the right thing and take a stand.  Not only does she learn who her real friends are, but she meets a few new friends who teach her that "Hate" comes at a high price.

Chelsea Knot might have been a foolish girl at the beginning of Speechless, but by the end you will see a stronger Chelsea, someone who isn't a follower anymore, but a leader, a real friend and maybe even a teen crusader...I liked her a lot!!

Simply put, I thought this was a wonderful story and everyone should read it, if not for the message, but the cute love story that blooms like a fragile flower in a rain storm.  This is one to have your children read, especially those who don't realize that Words Hurt, and befriending someone who may appear different could change your life!!

I HIGHLY recommend Speechless and I hope you all will take the time to read this wonderful release, and maybe pass on the message to someone else!!

Enjoy and Happy Reading!!

1 comment:

Rowena said...

Thanks for the review, I'm definitely going to read it and I'm glad to see that the main character turns into a really strong character at the end. Those are my favorite kinds of characters.