Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Would you tell someone ?
Mr. Freeman Introduction to Art Class...
It is 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. ( Andeson PG.9 )
About the Book
"Speak is about 10 percent based on the depression I suffered after I was raped, and 90 percent fiction." Laurie Halse Anderson
This novel helps young adults realize that parties can be dangerous, especially if there is drinking involved. The author wants adults/teens to realize this. I think that the author also wants to open the reader's eyes to bullying. Just because someone is different or alone doesn't mean that they're weird or freaks. We have no idea that they might be going through. I believe this book will be a real eye opener to all who read it.
- 1999 National Book Award Finalists
- 2000 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults
- 2005 New York Times Paperback Children's Best Seller