Laurie Halse Anderson

by Gemma Vazquez - second period

"it happened. there is no avoiding it... no forgetting it..." -Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

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"It's easier not to say anything. Shut your trap, button your lip, can it. All that crap you hear on TV about communication and expressing feelings is a lie. Nobody really wants to hear what you have to say." - Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

A summer party changed everything for Melinda. it was the summer before her freshman year of high school. something that night changed how she spent the rest of her summer and how most of freshman year went . Horrible and traumatizing She had a secret, a secret that would make her go mute for the rest of the year, her desperately wanting to tell someone what really happened the night of the party and why she called the cops but having no one to tell and not knowing who to tell. she became an outcast and lost all her friends . what will happen?Will she speak up? Will she ever tell her secret? read the book and find out for yourself

The author talking about her book speak

Interview on Speak