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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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I heard so many amazing things about this book and while it was pretty good it was a bit disappointing. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amanda Davis
A humorous read that take on a painful subject and shows the strength and grit of teens. Does not "candy coat" an incredibly sensitive subject. Read morePublished 2 days ago by A.F.o.T
Depressing book. Grandson required to read for freshman english class. I did not feel that it was at all appropriate. Neither he nor I liked the book.Published 3 days ago by LINDA WRIGHT
I started reading this book not expecting to like it, but since I love the author's historical fiction, I gave it a chance. Reading it as an adult, I felt that it was ok. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Kristen Polotsky
I'm not understanding all the rave reviews for this book. It was a quick, easy read. I was able to read it in just over a day. As the book wore on it got terribly repetitive. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Chili Pepper
This is about teen rape, bully's, and the difficult hormonal in flux on teen life. Not graphic but too the point. Boy Wonder, my 15yo son, read this for school. Read morePublished 7 days ago by B Rock
I liked this book well enough. It was hard for me to get into, then about half way through I got more interested. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Wendy C. Bonzo
I can't describe how I enjoyed this novel. The story, the characters, the language are blended so skillfully. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Anastasiya