- Publisher: Penguin USA
- Format: Paperback | 197 pages
- Dimensions: 142mm x 206mm x 20mm | 272g
- Publication date: 1 May 2006
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0142407321
- ISBN 13: 9780142407325
- Edition statement: Platinum ed.
- Sales rank: 50,603
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.
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By TeensReadToo 16 Sep 2010
SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson is a riveting, compassionate book about a teenage outcast.
Melinda Sordino destroyed her reputation before even setting foot in the dangerous halls of Merryweather High School. By calling the police at an end-of-summer bash, she is now officially considered a loser. With her old friends gone, Melinda no longer speaks to anyone; even her new "best friend," Heather.
This novel on self-discovery, empathy, and social acceptance is simply breathtaking.
Without a doubt, SPEAK is a phenomenal book. It is emotional, inspirational, gripping, and surprisingly funny. It is told from Melinda's poignant, outspoken point of view. Anderson perfectly depicts the cliques, heartbreaks, and reality of high school. This book will grip you from cover to cover.
SPEAK captured my heart with it's sarcastic sense of humor and perfect portrayal of high school. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a laugh, a tear, or anything in between.