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
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.
About Love is Louder
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.
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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