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Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 0374371520 9780374371524 9780312674397 0312674392
OCLC Number: 40298254
Notes: Michael L. Printz Honor Book, 2000
Awards: Michael L. Printz Honor Book, 2000
Description: 197 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Laurie Halse Anderson.
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A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.

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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-06-09) Good Permalink

     One of the very best YA novels I have ever read. Speak deals with the subject of rape and the great inward pain that results. There are virtually no slow spots in this YA novel. Will  recommend it to 8th grade and up, as well as teachers. 

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"You are getting better at this, but it's not good enough. This looks like a tree, but it is an average, ordinary, everyday, boring tree. Breathe life into it. Make it bend - trees are flexible, so they don't snap. Scar it, give it a twisted branch - perfect trees don't exist. Nothing is perfect. Flaws...
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