by Laurie Halse AndersonBook : Fiction : Juvenile audience  |  1st ed
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
A nice addition to any library.   (2009-06-09)
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.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
"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...