Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Date Finished: December 20th, 2010
Summary of Book:
Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that's not safe. Because there's something she's trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth. This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults across the country.
Another cover I don't understand. To me, it looks like a girl(maybe Melinda)'s face behind a tree(apple tree)? It's interesting how reading something can change the way you look at life. If you read something about the world ending, you might try to change some things about yourself that would help not make the world end. Or if you read about a girl trying to draw something, and in the process, you learn about different things in life you never noticed before, something so amazing, it changes everything.
That's how I feel about Speak. It's funny, how I've gotten stuck on the artist theme and read another book that was similar, Heartbeat by Sharon Creech. They are so a like. Both artistic and they both have problems. I mean, Melinda did what she thought was right. She was raped at that party and at the time, she thought calling the police was right, she shouldn't have regretted it. Even if everyone was mean to her after it. Things move on and then your life moves on too.
What I'm trying to say is, don't look back and don't regret.
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