A review of speak a novel by laurie halse anderson
Speak by laurie halse anderson quotes
Subscribe User Reviews. I rate this book with three stars. The novel is focused on the emotional impact of the act, and not the act itself. Readers must meld short descriptive passages to form the narrative. For the more sensitive among you who suffered the kind of off-handed cruelty that is a hallmark of the teen years, it may be too much. However, I realize that because of the mature content, every 12 year old may not be ready for the book. I think she should have stretched out the end and made it more surprising for the reader. Language Moderate swearing typical of high-schoolers. In an attempt to warn her friend, Melinda writes an anonymous letter and then confronts the girl and explains what really happened at the party. We are here to help you. Melinda calls , but gets scared and leaves the party. Waiting for a prince to come and princessify her with a smooch?
Nothing like the stuff Melinda went through. It's a powerful book for discussion and 12 is an age when girls are changing physically and socially.
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In an attempt to warn her friend, Melinda writes an anonymous letter and then confronts the girl and explains what really happened at the party. It's hard to breathe. This is a gritty, powerful book that teachers and parents could use to launch a number of discussions. So, just to be clear Language Moderate swearing typical of high-schoolers.
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