Oct 26, 2012

Blog Tour: Hannah Harrington - Speechless

In honor of National Anti-Bullying Awareness month, we’re talking about SPEECHLESS by Hannah Harrington, a young adult novel about bullying.

Hannah Harrington- Speechless

• Pub Date: August 28, 2012
• Publisher: HarlequinTeen
• Format: Paperback/Ebook, 288 pages
• Age Range: Young Adult

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.

Why I Am Anti-Bullying
by Mickey @ imabookshark

When I was in high school, I watched the movie The Laramie Project for the first time. I have seen it many times since, and each time leaves me with the same question: why do we hate so much? It is simple to discriminate against things you do not understand, but that does not make it right.

If you don't know what The Laramie Project movie is about, here's a summary: it's the story of Matthew Shepard. He was a gay college student who was murdered out of hate. His life is remembered by those who want to fight against hate crimes, bullying, and anti-gay activists.

I don't know about you, but I am all for equality and freedom. No one deserves to be harassed, bullied, beat up, or even killed for being homosexual. They are people, too. Just like you and me. We're all human and we all deserve the same things: life, love, and the pursuit of happiness.

Watching this movie really sparked something in me. I can honestly say it changed my outlook on how I chose to live my life. At first, yes, I was speechless. But soon I became a mouthpiece for love and acceptance. I choose not to hate or associate with people who discriminate, bully, or harass. I just want this world to get along and live by the Golden Rule.

The Love is Louder movement was started when the Jed Foundation, MTV and actress Brittany Snow decided to do something to help those feeling mistreated, misunderstood or alone. Now hundreds of thousands of people around the world have joined the Love is Louder movement and are using their actions to make their communities and schools better places for everyone. Come join the Love is Louder movement with us.

Hannah Harrington resides in Michigan with one dog and too many cats. When she isn’t busy writing like a crazy person, she enjoys arguing about politics, watching documentaries, playing guitar (very badly) and speaking about herself in the third person. She released her debut novel Saving June in December 2011 and wowed readers with its intense subject of teen suicide. Her latest novel, Speechless (September 2012), explores the topic of bullying. You can find her online at www.hannahharrington.com.

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Giveaway Alert!!

Each blog on the tour is giving away a copy of Speechless and “Read for the Fun Mood” pens to support the Teen Reading Week.

One winner from all entries during the tour gets an epic Prize Pack: KindlePaperwhite with Speechless Skin, 1 iPhone Skin, 5 Copies of Speechless to share with friends & family and 1 copy of Saving June!

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  1. I think topical books like Speechless are so important, especially for young adults!

  2. I think Speechless will be one of those books that will always be on your mind. Bullying really needs to end now. This world is losing far too many people, mostly kids and teens, to bullying and it just isn't fair!

  3. Awesome cause, awesome movement! and I think Speechless sounds like a very powerful read and I am looking forward to Chelsea's journey :)

  4. I can't wait to read this book, and I think that, as aware as we already consider ourselves, it will still have a lot to teach us about hate and bullying.

  5. I can't wait to read this book! I hope it has a good outcome though...



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