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Speak

Speak

  • Title: Speak
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  • ISBN : 9780739336724
  • Format : Audio CD
  • Language : English
  • Page : 5 pages


From her first moment at Merryweather High, Melinda Sordino knows she s an outcast She busted an end of summer party by calling the cops a major infraction in high school society so her old friends won t talk to her, and people she doesn t know glare at her She retreats into her head, where the lies and hypocrisies of high school stand in stark relief to her own From her first moment at Merryweather High, Melinda Sordino knows she s an outcast She busted an end of summer party by calling the cops a major infraction in high school society so her old friends won t talk to her, and people she doesn t know glare at her She retreats into her head, where the lies and hypocrisies of high school stand in stark relief to her own silence, making her all the mute But it s not so comfortable in her head, either there s something banging around in there that she doesn t want to think about Try as she might to avoid it, it won t go away, until there is a painful confrontation Once that happens, she can t be silent she must speak the truth In this powerful audiobook, an utterly believable, bitterly ironic heroine speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while learning that, although it s hard to speak up for yourself, keeping your mouth shut is worse


Author Laurie Halse Anderson

Ask box is open, my friends What do you want to know UPDATE SHOUT, my memoir in verse, is out, has received 9 starred reviews, and was longlisted for the National Book Award I recently answered all kinds of great questions over at Reddit Check it out for loads about my writing process and my books




Speak Reviews (31)

  • 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 [..]

  • 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 wa [..]

  • 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 [..]

  • 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 tra [..]

  • 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 [..]

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