By: Laurie Halse Anderson

Are you afraid to make mistakes or speak up?

"Art is about making mistakes, and learning from them"

(Anderson 122).

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Speak up for what you believe in, rather if that's against someone, or for something. Let your voice be heard.


Speak is about a girl named, Melinda Sordino, who is hated by many people because she called the cops on a party, but no one really knows what happened. She was taken advantage of by a senior and he ruined her life. She was afraid to speak up and tell everyone what he did, and when she finally did, everyone listened. Speak is a good book about over coming fears and speaking up for what is right.


"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 inspired." -Publishers Weekly, starred review


A Micheal L. Printz Honor Book

A National Book Award Finalist

A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist

Winner of the SCBWI Golden Kite Award

A New York Times Best Seller

A Publishers Weekly Best Seller

An ALA Top Ten Book For Young Adults

An ALA Quick Pick

Winner of eight state book awards-and a finalist for eleven

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