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.
What did you love best about Speechless?
It's a great concept - the biggest gossip in school taking a vow of silence. Full of Chelsea's snarky internal dialog, which comes across perfectly in the audio-book version.
What other book might you compare Speechless to and why?
A little bit like Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. But much more lighthearted.
What does Emily Bauer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Again - the snarky inner dialog of the main character, Chelsea, was almost written to be read into your ears. Emily Bauer did a great job bringing the sarcasm, compassion, and insecurities of Chelsea to life.