By: Hannah Harrington
Rating : 4 out of 5
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.
Speechless is about a sixteen year old girl whose mouth gets her into a lot of trouble. The book is about Chelsea who is her class gossip, she knows everything about and everyone and people know that.
New Years eve, is when her world is turned upside down, her mouth gets in her trouble and she looses everything she thought was important to her, friends with status and the respect she thought that gave her. At the party she blurts out someones secrete, and that has its own troubles, After which she takes a vow of silence. She silently endures bullying and harassment from the people she thought where her friends. Though this she becomes friends with the most unlikely of people.
I really enjoyed this book, first reason being Chelsea stood up for what she believed in, second she took everyone’s b.s and didn’t let them see her sweat, she held strong to what she believed was right and didn’t give her peers what they wanted. Even though she wasn’t speaking she still let people know how she felt, if it was from her eyes or from what she wrote to them. I really liked that she didn’t break her silence until she felt that it was the right time and finally putting her foot down and finally forgiving herself in the same process.
I’m going to give this a recommendation