When I received this book at BEA, I didn't realize the impact that it would have, or the partnership it would spawn. I was going to add a review to this post, but I am going to save that for a separate post. This one will just be for the information surrounding the book and its partnership, both very important topics, especially in this day and age. Read up, become informed, and at the end of this post you will be rewarded with a chance to win a copy of Speechless as well as a branded phone skin.
by Hannah Harrington
Published by Harlequin Teen
on August 28, 2012
Paperback 288 pages
About the book:
Speechless explores the real-life teen issues of bullying, mean girls, LGBT awareness and hate crimes. Compared to the many books already out about bullies, Harrington’s novel stands out for its authentic voice and unflinching portrayal of what it means to be part of the bullying. In October 2012, Harlequin TEEN will be releasing a brand new survey that has interviewed 1,500 girls between 13-18 years old on the subject of bullying.
Harlequin TEEN has partnered with the nonprofit Love is Louder, a movement that started when actress Brittany Snow, MTV and the Jed Foundation decided to do something to help those feeling mistreated. Hundreds of 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.
There is so much negative we hear going on in the world, from children being neglected abuse by those who are meant to care for them, school-aged kids being bullied to the point of escaping it all by taking their own lives, even the upcoming presidential election is not immune to messages telling one group of people or another that they are not worth much in this world, or they have no rights. It is great to know that an organization like Love is Louder is around to show the hate mongers that there is love in this world, and that this love is louder, and more powerful than the acid laced words, or violent actions that are being thrown around by all of the bullies out there.
And no... I didn't forget about the giveaway.
Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses only:
1 copy of Speechless by Hannah Harrington along with a branded phone skin
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