Do you think you'd be the one raped in high school?
" An uncannily funny book even as it plumbs the darkness, Speak will hold readers from first word to last." - The Horn Book (starred review)
"Melinda's voice is distinct, unusual, and very real as she recounts her past and present experiences in bitterly ironic, occasionally even amusing vignettes.... Melinda's sarcastic wit, honesty, and courage make her a memorable character whose ultimate triumph will inspire and empower readers." - Booklist (starred review)
Did you know?..
Every 2 minutes, another American is sexually assaulted. Each year there is about 237,868 victims of sexual assault.
44% of victims are under age 18.
80% are under age 30
60% of sexual assaults are not reported to police.
97% of rapist wont spend a day in jail.