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Original Essays | August 20, 2014

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Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Speak

erka, November 14, 2007


Melinda, a teenage girl, had a lot of friends during summer but she lost them when she called the cops. She didn’t know what to do; everyone got mad at her and didn’t talk to her for a while. High school started, she wouldn’t speak up and no one would talk to her. She wanted to say something but every time she tried her throat would dry up and she would always freeze. The only person that she could really talk to was her art teacher, Mr. Freeman. He knew something was very wrong with her; every assignment that he would give her she couldn’t do it without showing her problem. The one thing that she couldn’t make come alive was a tree and it was because it was the one thing that she was afraid or traumatized by .The only friend that she didn’t really loose was Heather and she was there for her until she joined the Marathas, then she became a little mean to Melinda. Every day after school she would go to the one place that she can relax without any problems and that was her closet. Melinda has a very good personality, but she couldn’t open up to her problems .I really liked this book because it explained everything and had great details. The author’s message was to find help with anything that is bothering. Don’t let anything bother you or get you not to talk. If you have a problem tell someone as soon as possible or it can cause more problems. I would recommend this book to every teenage girl and any girl who has a problem like Melinda. Well, I think that anyone who enjoy reading this book except boys. This book is more for all girls or teenage girls with problems like Melinda. Guys wouldn’t enjoy this, unless they understood it like all girl. (327words)
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