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Paperback  Ù Speak Kindle Ñ Speak up for yourself we want to know what you have to say From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end of summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication In Laurie Halse Anderson s powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself.

10 thoughts on “Speak

  1. Madeline Madeline says:

    THE FIRST TEN LIES THEY TELL YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL1 We are here to help you.2 You will have enough time to get to your class before the bell rings.3 The dress code will be enforced.4 No smoking is allowed on school grounds.5 Our football team will win the championship this year.6 We expect of you here.7 Guidance counselors are always available to lis

  2. Zoë Zoë says:

    2017 Reread I read this for my young adult literature class along with scholastic articles about the book, which added a great new layer to my interpretation of the novel Original Review I ve owned this book for years and never got around to reading it until yesterday I m happy I did because this was one of the best books that I have read lately Speak was very well paced and I never found the story to be dragging or boring I loved the character development and Melinda s voice throughout the story Original rating 5 5 stars

  3. Emma Giordano Emma Giordano says:

    4.5 stars I think this is a really powerful novel that should be read by so many, especially teens Speak is a fascinating tale of learning to use your voice when you previously believed it did not matter The message is one I think all can benefit from and I m so glad I finally read it.Trigger warning rapeLaurie Halse Anderson is a fabulous writer She has a v

  4. Emily May Emily May says:

    I didn t think I d be so gripped by this book but the author captures the pains and troubles of everyday high school life with such honesty and raw emotion that I couldn t help recognising half the characters from my own high school days There s Rachel, the ex best friend who s had a personality transplant over the summer Heather, the temporary friend who s just

  5. Cara Cara says:

    Once I finished reading the last word I knew I was going to reread it Yes that profound.Honest Authentic Real Use all those words and their synonyms and you have this book I literally wanted to hop into the sea of words and tell Melinda Sordino I ll be your friend Don t despair Alas I couldn t do that though I had to see her struggle It s painful but since I watched

  6. Lola Lola says:

    Well, I can t help but feel a little disappointed I mean, the summary doesn t reveal much kind of like Melinda herself and so, obviously, I made my own assumptions of the plot Turns out, there s no killing involved It s not a mystery or a thriller it s a psychological story If I had known before, I think I might have enjoyed this a tiny bit .So, Melinda She s confused, sca

  7. V. A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but editors won& V. A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but editors won& says:

    The following review will touch upon serious topics and under the spoiler section I might hide TMI too much information tags If you don t want to know about my own personal journey don t read because it might be umconfortable and triggering I ll use strong language.I also want to point out that I read this book long ago and that I won t re read for this review I just want to di

  8. Elena Elena says:

    It is easier not to say anything Shut your trap, button your lip, can it All that crap you hear on TV about communication and expressing feelings is a lie Nobody really wants to hear what you have to say Speak, to me, is taken as a lesson than just a book A lesson worth reading and worth analyzing every little detail, no matter how the writing is and no matter how repetitive it

  9. Laurie Laurie says:

    Just okay I was particularly disappointed with the ending and felt that there was an element of glorification in this novel that I didn t appreciate Let me explain Although I loved the fact that Melinda finally finds her voice and a way to express herself, I felt as if the story was wrapped up a little too quickly and too neatly Let s be honest, that ending was than a little unrealistic

  10. Susanne Strong Susanne Strong says:

    4 Stars.Speaking Sometimes it s absolutely impossible, isn t it Sometimes you are so filled with anxiety and fear, you can t even think of the words, let alone spit them out And sometimes, life itself is crippling You will undergo something that overtakes you, that consumes every waking thought, that fills you with fear and changes every aspect of your life and still you cannot talk about it

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