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Laurie Halse Anderson's first novel is a stunning and sympathetic tribute to the teenage outcast. The triumphant ending, in which Melinda finds her voice, is cause for cheering (while many readers might also shed a tear or two). After reading Speak, it will be hard for any teen to look at the class scapegoat again without a measure of compassion and understanding for that person--who may be screaming beneath the silence. (Ages 13 and older) --Jennifer Hubert --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I would like to start off saying, this book is definitely a page turner. It has all the things in everyday life, in full extent. Not to be a spoiler, but this book has EVERYTHING! Read morePublished 9 days ago by Elijah Jimenez
I think all Teens need to read this book. You really need to read it, it might help you in the future.Published 10 days ago by Räven
Speak is about an unfortunate high school outcast, Melinda. Melinda faces peer pressure and harsh judgement not only from her fellow scholars, but also her family and friends. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Maria Gobely
This book hasn't made it back to the shelf since I got it. The girls LOVE reading it.Published 14 days ago by BookAddict44
I really should have gotten around to reading this sooner. It's from 2001 for goddess sake!
I connected to the MC, Melinda. Read more
This book feels as if it is directly from the mind of someone who is suffering through high school. I can really connect to way Melinda has anxiety over making friends and to the... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Christine Karp
The book, Speak, written by Laura Anderson is a story that tackles the tough topics in most high schools. Read morePublished 20 days ago by emily zoborowski