Saturday, February 26, 2011

"Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson

"Speak" is a fiction book but it reads like a non-fiction book.  It is about Melinda who starts her freshman year in High School as an outcast.  It has to do with a terrible incident that occurred just before school started.  She does not speak much, if at all, at school--hence the title of the book.  Her observations about High School are dead on!  There was a lot of hype about this book and now I see why.  This is a great book for teens, but I think anybody would enjoy it.  You get into it quick and I had a hard time putting it down.  At less than 200 pages, it is a quick read.  Well worth reading for sure!  The ending is AWESOME!
(Gerard 3/29/09)

Have you read this one? What did you think of it?


  1. I just reviewed this one also, I agree it is an important book and all teens should read it in my opinion.

  2. I like your blog with with the male and female perspective on books. I'm visiting from the Friday 40 and Over blog hop.

  3. Laurie Halse Anderson brings the story of a troubled teen to life with her words of gold. The novel has emotion and pain flowing through its veins. I love this novel because everyone can relate to Melinda in one way or another. Th author's descriptions help the reader to enter the mind of Melinda. I would recommend this novel to young adult readers who love to relate to the book they are reading.


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