Speak

Speak The first ten lies they tell you in high school 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

  • Title: Speak
  • Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
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  • Page: 194
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The first ten lies they tell you in high school 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 The first ten lies they tell you in high school 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 Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People s Literature Get A Copy Kindle Store KoboOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter Wor

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      Ask box is open, my friends What do you want to know UPDATE The SPEAK graphic novel, illustrated by Emily Carroll, will be published on Feb 6, 2018 I recently answered all kinds of great questions over at Reddit Check it out for loads about my writing process and my books bio stuff Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author who wri Ask box is open, my friends What do you want to know UPDATE The SPEAK graphic novel, illustrated by Emily Carroll, will be published on Feb 6, 2018 I recently answered all kinds of great questions over at Reddit Check it out for loads about my writing process and my books bio stuff Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous ALA and state awards Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists.Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives outside Philadelphia You can follow her adventures on Twitter, and on her tumblr out Laurie s website,

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    • 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 listen.8 Your schedule was created with your needs in mind.9 Your locker combination is private.10 These will be the years you will look b THE FIRST TEN L [...]


    • 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 th 2017 [...]


    • 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 very distinctive writing style It s an unfiltered stream of consciousness that feels so real I previously read Wintergirls and [...]


    • 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 the movie which was done well by the way first before reading the book I knew where she was coming from Melinda s Once I fi [...]


    • 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, scared terrified and convinced that she s alone in this wide, animalistic world Things are somewhat bearable, but t Well, I can t [...]


    • 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 emotion that I couldn t help recognise 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 only waiting to be snapped up my a cooler clique and, of course, the protagonist who doesn t quite fit in anywhere.The beauty of this novel I didn [...]


    • 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 discuss the following question s which I found in the review of one of my favorite reviewers ever my dear The following re [...]


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