Monday, September 24, 2012

Speechless by Hannah Harrington: Feature & Giveaway!

This week I'm featuring Hannah Harrington's new powerful contemporary novel, Speechless.
What it's all about:
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.

Check out the trailer:

With the release of Speechless, Harlequin Teen has teamed up with the Love is Louder Foundation to get out the important message about the power of negative words and hurtful actions. Check it out:

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Love is Louder was started by The Jed Foundation, MTV and Brittany Snow to support anyone feeling mistreated, misunderstood or alone. It’s hundreds of thousands of people just like you who have turned this idea into a movement.  A movement of all types of people who have come together to raise the volume around the message that love and support are louder than any internal or external voice that brings us down.

Individuals, communities, schools and organizations have embraced Love is Louder as a way to address with issues like bullying, negative self-image, discrimination, loneliness and depression.  Even as we work to stop negative words and actions that hurt us, we can strengthen our abilities to cope with hard times, focus on the positive, support the people around us and reach out for help if we need it.

Find out more:

And thanks to Big Honcho Media and Harlequin Teen, here's your chance to win a copy of Speechless and a branded phone gelskin!!  

Open to US only, must be 13 or older to enter.