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ISBN13: 9780142407325
ISBN10: 0142407321
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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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Michelle Pine, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Michelle Pine)
A must-read for every educator, parent, and youth.
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KaityF, May 28, 2008 (view all comments by KaityF)
“Speak” written by Laurie Halse Anderson is a very capturing novel. It explores the life of a teenage girl with loads of emotional baggage. Anderson uses dialogue as well as spelling in interesting ways. For example, the main character of Melinda rarely chooses to speak, so while she is involved in a conversation, with her mother for example, Anderson uses play like dialogue to emphasize the lack of words spoken. Also, she chooses to spell words phonetically with no particular rhyme or reason, but it gives the reader a sense of character. It allows one to connect with Melinda. Although I do not particularly choose to read as often as I should I found this book to be extremely enjoyable, and quite difficult to put down. It had realistic emotion and circumstance, and I believe that is quite important. Upon my completion of “Speak” I willingly chose to read another one of Laurie Halse Anderson’s novels because I felt that the quality of this one was so superb.
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Anderson, Laurie Halse
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
High schools
Situations / Adolescence
General Juvenile Fiction
Children s-General
Situations / Physical & Emotional Abuse
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Paperback / softback
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from 7
7.93x5.69x.65 in. .53 lbs.
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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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