Friday, February 24, 2012

Old is Gold {2}: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

My attempt to bring attention to all those awesome old books we read a few years ago or maybe as far as elementary school!Sometimes, all we need is a good childhood favorite! Inspired by Tynga's Daring You To Read Feature. This feature focuses ONLY on YA and Middle Grade books. 

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.
Title: Speak 
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson 
Release Date/Publisher: April 1, 2001 by Puffin
Why You Should Read It: I'm not sure I even need to tell people why you should read this book! I mean, it's so sad but beautiful and raw and honest and a real tear jerker. It's a very powerful book about trust and finding your voice and so much more. You have to read it. 

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