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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.
Somewere out there there are girls like Melinda and they need every one to know that this kind of thing can happen.
Melinda Sordino and her friends are invited to a high school party the summer before her freshman year . . . Imagine their excitement to be invited to a senior party!
Anderson's unique writing style of having Melinda's story written in a "journal" format held my interest from the very beginning and I could hardly put it down!
Really good book but the the end was very anti-climactic
. I recommend reading the book it's really good and you don' t want to stop reading.
I read this book in high school... somewhere between 1999 and 2002. I remember really liking it, so much so, that I kept it. I suppose I should give it the old re-read.Published 5 days ago by Tiffiny Hargrave
I didn't want to put the book down. I loved the symbolism within the story and the story itself. I would love to read the sequel.Published 6 days ago by Geoffrey L. Danenhauer
This book was amazing!!! Right from the beginning I could tell it was going to be good! The ending was so amazing and inspiring!Published 8 days ago by Christine Bouchie
This book was very dull and fir the first 150 pages nearly nothing changes. The main character is a teen that is ignored by the world but seems as if she victimized herself. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Dan
I have chosen five stars because her work in speak is incredible and breath taking I loved this story from the startPublished 10 days ago by BUTTER
Very powerful story that the author tells. Good execution of the characters and story. This is a must read. This book is graphic and handles touch situations. Read morePublished 13 days ago by bookworm