Speak is Written by: Laurie Halse Anderson
Melinda Sordino just started her freshman year of high school. She's had a horrible start to her year so far. Everybody hates her for calling the cops at an end of the summer party. "My brother got arrested at that party. He got fired because of the arrest." (Anderson 28) Melinda is struggling in most of her classes and has to do an art project of a tree which she can't seem to ever get right. She wants to be avoided at all costs. Months pass and she finally reveals why she called the cops. She got raped by a character known as Andy Evans. Everyone believed her.
This picture represents that many people are bullied, including girls.
This is Laurie Halse Anderson. She's the author of Speak.
This picture represents what Melinda had to do before she got raped again.
Bullying and Sexual Assault Awareness Websites
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