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Speak

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: New York, New York : Square Fish, 2011. ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First Square Fish editionView all editions and formats
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Overview: 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, let alone listen to her. As time  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Fiction
Young adult works
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN: 9780312674397 0312674392 9780606267526 0606267522 9780374371524 0374371520 9781448776900 1448776902 9781613834527 1613834527 9781250302359 1250302358
OCLC Number: 732603632
Notes: Includes Laurie Halse Anderson Speaks about Speak ... ; comments about censorship and sexual assault survivor resources.
Originally published in the United States by Farra Straus Giroux.
Awards: Michael L. Printz Honor Book, 2000
Description: 197 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Laurie Halse Anderson.

Abstract:

Overview: 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, 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.

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