By Laurie Halse Anderson

What would you do if you couldn't speak?

After calling the cops on a party, Melinda becomes a social outcast. She wanders through her Freshman year speaking to almost no one. The hatred from her classmates wraps around her only reminding her of the pain she feels. If only they knew what really happened.

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Speak has won several awards and honors, including:
1999 National Book Award Finalist
1999 BCCB Blue Ribbon Book
2000 SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Fiction
2000 Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year
2000 ALA Best Books for Young Adults
2000 Printz Honor Book
2000 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults[
2000 Fiction Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
2000 Edgar Allan Poe Best Young Adult Award Finalist
2001 New York Times Paperback Children's Best Seller
2005 New York Times Paperback Children's Best Seller
"This was the girl who suffered through Brownies with me, taught me how to swim, who understood about my parents, who didn't make fun of my bedroom. I f there is anyone in the entire galaxy I am dying to tell what really happened, it's Rachel."
Laurie Halse Anderson is a gifted new writer whose novel shows that she understands (and remembers) the raw emotion and tumult that marks the lives of teen-agers. Readers will appreciate her honesty. Though marketed as a young adult title, this novel should appeal to both teen-agers and adults. -CNN
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