Synopses & Reviews
From her first moment at Merryweather High, Melinda Sordino knows she's an outcast. She busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops — a major infraction in high-school society — so her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't know glare at her. She retreats into her head, where the lies and hypocrisies of high school stand in stark relief to her own silence, making her all the more mute. But it's not so comfortable in her head, either — there's something banging around in there that she doesn't want to think about. Try as she might to avoid it, it won't go away, until there is a painful confrontation. Once that happens, she can't be silent — she must speak the truth.
In this powerful audiobook, an utterly believable, bitterly ironic heroine speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while learning that, although it's hard to speak up for yourself, keeping your mouth shut is worse.
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshment year in high school. Unabridged. 4 CDs.
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.
Melinda Sordino finds herself an outcast at her high school for calling the cops on an end of summer party, and, although she finds comfort in her art class, she still holds a terrible secret. Read by Mandy Siegfried. Book available.
About the Author
Laurie Halse Anderson
grew up in Syracuse, New York, and now lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters. Her first novel, Speak
, a Printz Honor and National Book Award finalist, is available on audio from Listening Library
From the Cassette edition.