What a powerful and moving book! This book is about a girl standing up for gay kids, which I think is a touchy subject. This book was written so well though, and I was so captivated by the story. Chelsea and her vow of silence was very interesting to me. I would never be able to stay that silent for that long. This book was hard to read at times simply because it was so sad. Chelsea was so caught up in her own world, that when she finally realized life was not all about her, she really changed. It was cool to watch her realize that as she became friends with Sam and Asha. Chelsea and Sam's relationship was so sweet. He liked her even when she was the weird girl who would not talk. They went through so much together. I loved watching their relationship grow. So, so sweet. This is a very moving, emotional book that I would definitely recommend. It does have lots of language though, so maybe for older teens.