October is National Bullying Prevention Month
and Teen Read Week
MTV, Brittany Snow and the Jed Foundation have come together to create the “Love is Louder Foundation” - a non-profit to help PREVENT BULLYING. They want to do something to help those feeling mistreated, misunderstood or alone...and so can you.
Speechless is the official “Love is Louder” novel in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month and Teen Read Week from Harlequin TEEN. It’s a novel set in high school exploring the real-life teen issues of bullying, mean girls, LGBT awareness and hate crimes, told in the voice of a teen going through it all.
Thousands of people just like you have come together to raise the volume around the message that LOVE and SUPPORT are louder than any internal or external voice that brings you down.
Now we are asking for YOUR help. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS SIGN A COPY of Speechless to show your support for Anti-Bullying Month. The book will be used to raise awareness against bullying.
Sign the book and then Tweet your support:
"I signed #SPEECHLESSnovel to support Anti-Bullying Month”
A new survey by Harlequin TEEN, a leading publisher of novels for teens and young adults, and the Jed Foundation’s Love is Louder movement, finds that 70 percent of young women between 16 and 21 have been bullied, with many young women admitting the issue is more serious than adults think.
The release of the survey coincides with National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month and the availability of Speechless, a Harlequin TEEN novel that examines the impact of words and the devastating consequences that result from gossiping. In Speechless, the book’s main character, Chelsea Knot, stumbles upon a classmate in a private situation and proceeds to tell her discovery to friends. The consequences are severe and lead Chelsea to take a vow of silence, during which she embarks on a journey of self-discovery that leads her to better understand the power of her words and actions.
“We know the issue of bullying is important to our readers and through Speechless, we hope to offer resources that drive more conversation,” said Michelle Renaud, Senior Manager, Harlequin. “For instance, Harlequin TEEN and Love is Louder have developed a book party guide that encourages teens to get together and use Speechless to talk about these issues and start a movement towards positive action.”
About the Book
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.
Prices/Formats: $9.99 paperback, $9.99 ebook
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Buy Links: Amazon, Kindle
About the Author
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.
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