Review: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Bought
Publication Date: October 22nd 1999
Publisher: Puffin
Point of View: 1st Person
Recommended Age:13+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Contemporary, Abuse, High School


Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not safe. Because there’s something she’s trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth. This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults across the country.

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