Laurie Halse Anderson

By: Evan Fox- 2nd Period
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Laurie Anderson created this book to touch people. It is about a teenage girl starting high school with all of her friends hating her. But why? At the end of the book we realize just how much Melinda (the main Character) has gone through. She never told anyone what really happened to her the night that everything went wrong. Through out the book Melinda finds her voice, speaks up and realizes she is not alone.
"Do they choose to be so dense? Where they born that way? I have no friends. I say nothing. I am nothing. I wonder how long it takes to ride a bus to Arizona."

Laurie Anderson Talks about Speak.

Interview on Speak

Some Awards

  • 2001 New York Times Paperback Children's Best Seller
  • 2005 New York Times Paperback Children's Best Seller

You won't ever set it down.

Have you ever gotten so into a book where you never want to set it down? Well Laurie Anderson's Novel SPEAK will pull you in to the point where you don't want to stop reading.

Go get it!

So next time you go to the store add this to your list of things to buy. You will not regret it!

Great Reviews

" An uncannily funny book even as it plumbs the darkness, SPEAK will hold readers from first word to last." -The Horn book, starred review.

"A stunning first novel...Anderson infuses the narrative with a wit that sustains the heroine through her pain and holds readers empathy...Melinda's hard-won metamorphosis will leave readers touched and hear warmed." - Publishers Weekly, starred review.

Buy it, Read it.

Laurie Anderson uses our emotions and pulls us into the book to the point where we don't want to stop reading. Everyone is buying the novel SPEAK, So don't miss out.