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2000 – Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson

April 7, 2009

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.

Post links to reviews of or your thoughts on this book in the comments.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 8, 2009 1:55 pm

    I reviewed this one on my blog last year.

  2. April 8, 2009 2:02 pm

    My review of Speak.

  3. April 12, 2009 4:12 pm

    I read this book in December of ’03. Here are my thoughts then:

    YA books are often such
    downers that I avoid them.
    speak is a downer. But I
    couldn’t stop reading it.
    Melinda could be a friend
    of my sons; she felt that
    genuine to me.

    This is a book every high
    school teacher and every
    parent of a teenager should

  4. April 13, 2009 10:19 pm

    Here’s my short little review of this book that deals with quite the hard subject:

  5. April 14, 2009 9:24 pm

    I just reviewed this book on The Joy of Reading blog. This book is really good.

  6. April 29, 2009 3:26 pm

    I really, really enjoyed Speak. I didn’t want to put it down. Here’s the link to my review:

  7. agirlnamedsara permalink
    July 31, 2010 3:58 pm

    Here is my review on YA Lit-The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

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