An absorbing drama about what happens when one of the popular girls becomes the target of her former friends’ bullying. Summary Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can’t keep a secret, until now. Because the last secret she shared turned her into a social. When Chelsea gets bullied for speaking out against some violent teens, she decides to take a vow of silence. Kidzworld reviews a book about bullying at its.
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harringtno Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Description 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 harringron 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. The Best Books of hharrington Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Looking for beautiful books? Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.
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The Iron Warrior Julie Kagawa. When she isn t busy writing like a crazy person, she enjoys hannwh about politics, watching documentaries, playing guitar very badlyand speaking about herself in the third person. You can find her online at hannahharrington. Our customer reviews Chelsea Knot has gone too far. She was known to speechelss a gossiper and prattler. Until one day when her thoughtless behaviour nearly gets someone killed and she decides to take a vow of silence to find back to her old self again.
One day you are trying to make a good impression on your so-called friends and the next you see that the things you hqrrington to be important suddently feel like trivial nonense. Chelsea’s vow of silence is unexpected and radical. Others might think her decision ridiculous and unnecessary, what’s done is done. But Chelsea doesn’t recognize herself anymore. The vow of silence is the best decision she’s ever made.
Being silent is so very hard for a communicative person like Chelsea. She is a character with a high growth-potential. It’s her choice to change her life, to hanbah more responsive for people’s feelings and to make sure to treat hannau with the respect and kindess they deserve. Her story is very reflective about her past social life and the mistakes she’s made and she’s more than willing to learn from past mistakes.
So she very much deserves a chance at new love, too. With a new boy she meets, Noah. Noah and her love story is more slow and thought-through than Chelsea’s previous actions. Chelsea is careful and considerate now. Before she can give him her heart, she wants to be absolutely sure she’s a girl worth being loved and who can give as much honesty and love in return without hurting anyone in the process.
Chelsea Knot is probably one YA character with the smallest share of words, but one with the greatest inner developments. Her stories are relevant for teens, encouraging them to show incentive to change and think about their own ways of treating other people. It shows what it means to forgive and be forgiven. And what it takes to learn to forgive yourself. Speechless is a story every teenage girl should read, because I think many teenagers, but especially girls, have a severe issue with their self worth as a person.
They see other girls around them and in magazines and say I’m not as pretty. They fail a test or don’t harrimgton an assignment and say I’m not smart. I’m not funny, I’m not special, I’m not perfect. But no one ever is and Speechless shows one girl’s journey to discover her place in the world and discover that she, and everyone else, has something to offer, regardless of what other people might believe.
Within the first twenty pages I had already decided I needed to buy this book as a gift for someone. It was just so good I needed to share it.
Chelsea is one of those rare characters that could do just about anything and I still don’t think I could dislike her. She makes mistakes and is mean to others, but in the same way everyone in the world is mean to each other. She is smart and strong and confident, all while being insecure and unsure of her self and sucking at math. She’s real in the way everyone is real in high school and that is a huge part of why Speechless succeeds in it’s goal. Harrington manages to create a likable but flawed character that makes reading Speechless feel like harringtpn into a mirror.
Chelsea’s dedication to her vow of silence is possibly the strongest thing about her. I wouldn’t be able to do it. I talk too much. I talk so much, I’ll talk out loud even when no one harringotn in a room with me. I just talk out loud to the universe. And I could never not sing along to music. But somehow Chelsea does it, because she’s got a point to make, even if it’s just to herself. There is such an issue with bullying in school and hwrrington the Internet today, but most people don’t even realize they’re doing it.
Gossiping and telling secrets, talking about people behind their back or anonymously without mentioning them on Twitterthat’s bullying. And, unfortunately, everyone does it at some point or another. Speechless gives the reader a look inside the world of a girl who was just doing what everyone else was doing, and accidentally set into motion a series of events that would change her life, and the lives of those around her, forever. It’s crazy to me how easy it can be to gossip, spread hrrington, talk badly about people.
Like Noah, a character who plays an integral role in Speechless, says, “Hate is easy, but love takes courage. We’ve all heard that saying as children, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all,” but very few of us actually live that way.
Imagine how much better the world would be-no! Just imagine how much better a single day would be if people thought about what they were saying before they blurted a nasty comment. But harder than just being nice is standing up for what’s right. When someone is being bullied or harassed, how many people will stand up and say, “That’s enough”? Because I know there are times, just like for Chelsea in Speechless, when it’s easier to keep your mouth shut and avert your gaze.
Just pretend it isn’t happening. But, you know what?
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It’s not easier on the person being victimized. It’s not easier on their family and friends. But like Noah said, it takes courage to love. It takes strength to show someone kindness and understanding and forgiveness. And Speechless gives you, as a reader, a look at what can happen when you show courage and stand up for what’s right instead of giving into hate. Speechless causes you to think about your life and your world and your workplace or school in a whole new way, because the events and actions of the characters are so familiar to us all.
We’ve all known a Kristen or a Warren or a Lowell or even a Chelsea. Maybe we’ve even been them at some point.
It shows you how something as simple as speaking can effect your life in ways you’ve never imagined because words have power, even if we abuse or disregard that power on a daily basis. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I recommend this book to any and all teenagers and adults willing to read it. Speechless is an enjoyable contemporary with a powerful lesson to teach us all. Read the full review post on my blog, http: We are not perfect, after all. But when you do, do you spefchless you’re doing it?
Do consequences-positive or negative-cross speechess mind before doing it?