By: Laurie Halse Anderson

Did you ever wonder... What everyone hating you felt like? When really... They didn't even know the truth?

"When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time. You'd be shocked at how many adults are really dead inside--walking through their days with no idea who they are, just waiting for a heart attack or cancer or a Mack truck to come along and finish the job. It's the saddest thing I know"


Melinda Sordino is hated. Nobody wants to talk to her. Nobody wants to be by her. All because she crashed the big summer party... But what was the real reason she crashed the party, and why did she run away after?She wants to tell everyone what happened. Will Melinda be able to eventually find her own voice? Or will she be silent forever..

"You have to know what you stand for... And not just what you stand against."

A story filled with emotion, laughter, and hope.. Melinda is on a way to find her path.. Young readers everywhere across the nation will join her to see how it ends... Will you?

The story captures tears, joy, and most importantly the way Melinda survived... Even when nobody liked her..

The world speaks...

Over ONE MILLION people have read this book! And they still ARE! The brilliance of of this book is spread from parents to children to teens... If you haven't read it. You're missing out!

About Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson, National Book Award Finalist, best known for children and young adults novel captures the breif year of a girl who can't find her voice. But through all the pain and suffering finally speaks her mind, and with it... Everything turns around.

Find your voice...

And speak up..