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Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
Speak
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Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that's not safe. Because there's something she's trying not to think... show more
Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that's not safe. Because there's something she's trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth. This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults across the country. Awards for SpeakA 2000 Printz Honor BookA 1999 National Book Award FinalistAn Edgar Allan Poe Award FinalistA 1999 Los Angeles Times Book Prize FinalistWinner of the SCBWI Golden Kite AwardAn ALA Best Book for Young AdultsAn ALA Quick PickA Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A Booklist Top Ten First Novel of 1999A BCCB Blue Ribbon BookA School Library Journal Best Book of the YearA Horn Book Fanfare Title
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141310886 (014131088X)
Publisher: Puffin
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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danae
danae rated it
This is one of the books i read in high school and actually enjoyed. I think it's really well-written. Melinda has a unique voice that, in my opinion, is sullen, but not whiny. I think the mystery is really well-developed. It's mentioned every now and then that there's more to Melinda's story than w...
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
3.5 Speak
Not an easy book, what with the underlying trauma. But I can see how this issue book has become a staple of high-school curricula.
Lydia's Page
Lydia's Page rated it
4.0
One of my goals for 2016 is to seriously pare down my collection of books. I know, I know, it's a blasphemous thing to say on a site for book lovers. It's taken me a loooong time to feel comfortable with letting my books go, but I want to travel light for awhile. I've been rereading some old copies ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 Speak
So I hands down loved this book from beginning to end. The subject matter is hard to get through though, but I thought the way the book was structured with the reveals coming was very well done. The main character is Melinda Sordino. Prior to her freshman year in high school all we know is that Meli...
Rashika, The Book Owl
Rashika, The Book Owl rated it
4.0 Powerful and important
When Speak came out over a decade ago, it was ground breaking because of the way it dealt with teen sexuality. 16 years later, it is still relevant and continues to change lives because it isn’t afraid to tell the story of a teenager who had real problems and real reactions to them.Melinda doesn’t h...
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