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
  • ISBN: 0971485981309
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 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, leThe 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.
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  • Laurie Halse Anderson

    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 reddit r books commenFor 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, twitter halseanderson and on her tumblr lauriehalseanderson.tumblr Check out Laurie s website, madwomanintheforest.

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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 back on fondly I [...]


  • 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 the stor [...]


  • 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 found them to [...]


  • Once I finished reading the last word IknewI 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 voice was sormal Sh [...]


  • 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 that is prior [...]


  • ALL AGES Can read this Gem According to me a Prologue or the 1st Chapter of a book is THE reflection Be Tougher Than Your Life Is 2016 Motivationyoutube watch v PyDlBHerewith my review Type of Characters and my choices according to pictures Eminem Not Afraidyoutube watch v j5 yKRelationship developmentChapter Development This book made me cry, and laugh and cry I had WTF moments, laughing moments then sobbing like a baby moments.I did not know how to do this review and it took me about 2 weeks 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 is tha [...]


  • V. PARENTAL GUIDANCE ALERT:A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won"t tell you

    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 MeredithW I reco [...]


  • 3.5 5This is such an important book for the content and message it presents The writing was fantastic and Melinda was such an interesting character to read I didn t totally LOVE everything about it, but overall it was a fantastic book.


  • Just okay I was particularly disappointed with the ending and felt that there was an element of glorification in this novel that I didn t appreciate Let me explain Although I loved the fact that Melinda finally finds her voice and a way to express herself, I felt as if the story was wrapped up a little too quickly and too neatly Let s be honest, that ending was than a little unrealistic You can t simply put a pretty bow on the end of this novel, otherwise the entire tale becomes trite Having be [...]


  • Reference information Title SpeakAuthor Laurie Halse AndersonPublisher Penguin Group Year 1999 of pages 198 Genre intense read Reading level 9th grade Interest level late high schoolPotential hot lava Thoughts of suicide and rape.General response reaction This book was so moving Yes, it was difficult to read and very intense, but it was extremely good I sort of knew how it was going to end because I cheated and looked it up, but it was still so good to read this book I was glad that Anderson did [...]


  • Library Overdrive ebook I m very late to this reading this really wonderful young adult bookbut oh,I m sooooo glad I read it Melinda Sordino, sarcastically witty, bright, and courageous, is very memorable character A freshman in High School, most of the time Melinda s goal in life is to go home and take a nap We emphasized with her she is misunderstood and shunned by friends Melinda doesn t understand her own situation clearly enough to speak out for herself She s an average normal girl dealing [...]


  • 4 Stars.Speaking Sometimes it s absolutely impossible, isn t it Sometimes you are so filled with anxiety and fear, you can t even think of the words, let alone spit them out And sometimes, life itself is crippling You will undergo something that overtakes you, that consumes every waking thought, that fills you with fear and changes every aspect of your life and still you cannot talk about it To anyone, whether you have someone to confide in or not Melinda is that girl She is a misfit A pariah A [...]


  • Hmmmm I can definitely see how important this book is and would have been at the time of its publication, but the thing is, I was bored until the last 30 pages I felt really disconnected to the story and I don t know why I am so glad that books like this exist in the YA genre though, and that this one was around a long time ago because these things happen and really do need to be discussed Such an important message.


  • Speak is about Melinda Sordino, an angst filled freshman who is hated by all of her best friends because she called the cops during the end of the summer senior party Everyone got busted Her parents aren t much help either, always fighting about what s best for Melinda and communicating through post it notes on the refrigerator wall These are only a few of the things that have Melinda depressed When what really happened at the senior party is revealed, it will be easy, although painful, to under [...]


  • Wow I started reading this to entertain myself on a long subway ride home at 2 am, thinking I d skim a bit and start reading it the next day The next time I looked at the clock it was five in the morning and I was devouring the last lines of the novel It is dangerously, fantastically gripping, not necessarily because the plot is so amazing, but because Anderson gets Melinda s voice so very, very right Melinda is such a thoughtfully rendered portrait of a smart, funny, terribly depressed teenager [...]


  • I know A ton of people liked this book I m giving this crap a one star though I never did connect with this books main character I finally was to the point where I didn t give a shit any when the big reveal came about why she was having so many problems I felt somewhat sorry for her then but it still just didn t pull through enough for me.


  • There are no doubts that it is a very important book for the subject it deals with We need so many books on this subject but I want them to actually speak.So something happened at a party to Melinda and she stops speaking She is not popular in school in fact her friends have started to cut her They don t want to see her any as they find this not speaking behavior strange but they don t try hard to extract the reason for this They just accept without questioning her Same is the case with her par [...]


  • Updating to add a trigger warning which I really should ve before TRIGGER WARNING FOR RAPE I debated for a long time what to rate this and decided on 4 stars because this book honestly perfectly captures the thoughts and feelings that run through your head when you go through a situation like Melinda s This book was extremely hard for me to read as it hit very, very close to home and for that reason, I just couldn t give it 5 stars.


  • bleg greg loooooved this book and said it made him wish he had written his own angst books in high school, but i was a teenage girl and he wasnt, and this just didnt do it for me its not poorly written at all, i just have never liked books that were about clique y high schools because i couldnt relate to them at all maybe i just went to a smaller, or a nicer, high school but i can definitely see the value of this for a teen reader, and i really liked the authors note on censorship at the end so [...]


  • This is a very powerful book it deals with rape and depression in one of the most realistic and poignant ways I ve read I rated it 4.5.The only reason I didn t give it a 5 was because I could not see myself in Melinda I am very self aware and I know that I would not have responded in any of the same ways that she did This does not devalue any of the book though I could still absolutely empathize with Melinda, I completely understood and appreciated her.One of the things that I most enjoyed was t [...]


  • I liked Speak For the most part.Mostly the end The majority of the book was pretty bland I had a voice in my head pestering me and saying Oh my god, who the fuck cares Thankfully, it paid off in the end The ending really made the book for me Though I wish Melinda had given Andy aka IT a good kick in the balls Indeed youtube watch v DaXd2AmWtPIaI m sorry, I m having WAY too much fun with this But when you watch it, it s actually quite close to a situation in the book When Melinda sees IT for the [...]


  • When people don t express themselves, they die one piece at a time Silence dominates Melinda Sordino s freshman year in Merryweather High School A recent traumatic experience that led to a very complicated misunderstanding sent a sudden collapse on her being Aside from being completely mute in public, Melinda s private and social life is in ruins Slowly, she began to lose interest in everything, including her family and school If possible, she also wants to lose the memory of that traumatic nigh [...]


  • Bleak YA novel that reads as a cautionary tale This was assigned reading for our 1 in her Language Arts class Students were asked to read this book for a bullying unit though it is about the injustice of rape it does not address the particular damage of rape It is the story of a young girl who is so disconnected from everyone that she is unable to speak after being assaulted until her rapist targets her ex best friend She tells no one about her own assault and though she is much changed after b [...]


  • I just re read SPEAK for the first time since it came out, so you know I d forgotten the details of the story I remembered it being a harder read this time than it was the first time I m not sure if knowledge of the big reveal made the tension bigger for me this time, but I still have to say this is a smashing read.Melinda called the cops on a wild end of summer party before she started ninth grade, and now she doesn t have a friend in the world except new girl Heather, who has plans for getting [...]


  • Maybe I m being too cynical, and that the protagonist I forgot her name already, so I m just going to call her Jane did go through something worth lamenting for 200 pages But for God s sake just because your character is a silent withdrawn introvert doesn t mean your plot has to be the same, it s 150 pages of nothing then BAM she speaks up finds courage The end LOOK MY HEART IS BLEEDING AND YOU CAN HEAR MY SCREAMS BECAUSE IM LITERALLY TALKING LIKE THIS This has to be the worst psychological port [...]


  • More like a synopsis than a review Lol The title of this book intrigued me and somehow demanded me to read the book My intuition that I will not regret reading this book did not fail me because this book tells of an inspiring and touching story of a young girl, Melinda who lost herself, her confidence and her ability to speak after she was raped by the most popular senior a year ago Because of her inability to speak, Melinda loses her best friend who thought that she was betrayed by Melinda duri [...]


  • An amazing, and inspiring read Initial thoughts 1 Melinda s voice is snarky, sarcastic, and cynical I loved it I was conflicted about liking her voice because I didn t know if this was innate to Melinda s personality, or transformed after the party.2 I really liked reading the day to day aspects of Melinda s school year Great and different moments, from the sad and frustrating, to the fun and inspiring Not overly dramatic.3 Beautifully written Heartfelt and emotional.4 Loved the symbolism, and h [...]


  • I read this in high school When I was in high school.Now I reread it, at 30.It s not only perennial It s not only still powerful But this is a masterclass in construction, in voice, and in story telling.Damn good DAMN good But how I wish it weren t still relevant.


  • I ve been wanting to read this book for such a long time and luckily, I found this in the bargain section of our local bookstore Speak is a challenging novel to read as it tackles sexual abuse, depression, censorship and bullying Here are the characters and their significance in the story Melinda Sordino The story is told in her perspective She s aloof, timid and guarded She s a freshmen high school student treated like an outcast in her school They are furious when she called the cops during a [...]


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