Monday, July 7, 2014

Review of Speak-Laurie Halse Anderson

An award-winning and controversial book when it was published 15 years ago, this novel is still relevant for teens today.  In the summer before the start of freshman year, Melinda attends a party.  During the party, something happens and she calls the police for help, but her friends and classmates think she busted the party.  As she starts her first year of high school, her friends (and even students who don't know her) ostracize her but she can't speak a word in her defense.  Finally when the  horrible school year is ending, she is forced to speak out to save an old friend from a boy who isn't what he seems.  4 Elves - Highly recommended for teens 

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