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Laurie Halse Anderson’s award-winning, highly acclaimed, and controversial novel about a teenager who chooses not to speak rather than to give voice to what really happened to her marks ten years in print with this special anniversary edition. Bonus material created for this edition includes a new introduction and afterword from the author, resources, and discussion guide. Will also include a preview of Anderson’s newest book, Wintergirls. The quintessential edition for all fans of this powerfully moving book.

Synopsis:

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. But 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.

About the Author

Laurie Halse Anderson has received both the Margaret Edwards Award and the ALAN Award for her contributions to young adult literature. She has also been honored by the National Coalition Against Censorship in recognition of her fight to combat the censoring of literature. She is the author of the National Book Award finalist and Printz Honor Book Speak and of four other much acclaimed young adult novels she and her husband live in northern New York State. Follow Laurie on Twitter @halseanderson and visit her at writerlady.com.

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liljtk98, September 24, 2013 (view all comments by liljtk98)
It was really short, i felt like it should have been more thought out. But, it was a good book!
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anitaballerina, March 30, 2010 (view all comments by anitaballerina)
I first read this book a few years ago when I was in school. It is a very powerful story that deals with hard to talk about topics. I know a girl who went through some of the same things as Melinda did in this story.
Ms. Anderson wrote an amazing book that was hard to put down. I enjoyed it and I think it should be required reading in our schools.

I would also recommend another book by this Author called "Wintergirls" also very powerful.
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kayla_joy_fernandez, January 4, 2010 (view all comments by kayla_joy_fernandez)
Speak is a perfect book for someone to get lost in another persons world. though Speak is Andersons most popular book i do not think it was her best.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142407325
Author:
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Publisher:
Speak
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Situations / Physical & Emotional Abuse
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060420
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.93x5.69x.65 in. .53 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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"Synopsis" by , 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. But 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.

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