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Speak

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Publisher's Summary

From her first moment at Merryweather High, Melinda Sordino knows she's an outcast. She busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, a major infraction in high-school society, so her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't know glare at her. She retreats into her head, where the lies and hypocrisies of high school stand in stark relief to her own silence, making her all the more mute. But it's not so comfortable in her head, either; there's something banging around in there that she doesn't want to think about. Try as she might to avoid it, it won't go away, until there is a painful confrontation. Once that happens, she can't be silent, she must speak the truth.

In this powerful audiobook, an utterly believable, bitterly ironic heroine speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while learning that, although it's hard to speak up for yourself, keeping your mouth shut is worse.

©1999 Laurie Halse Anderson; (P)2000 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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    Ellen 10-29-16
    Ellen 10-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful story of pain and healing"

    I would recommend this story to teens and adults. It is excellent, vivid and real.

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    meg 10-19-16
    meg 10-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Powerful Book"

    i really loved this book. I became interested in reading this after i saw the move. I started and couldn't stop reading it. i read it so many times tjat i lost count. i would recommend this book to anyone

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    Andrea Bambino 09-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A story everyone should read"

    This story is well written, and honest. Although it is a very emotional read, it is one that I think every person should read. It really is a powerful story.

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    Miranda Vaught 09-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Too Heavy to handle"
    Would you listen to Speak again? Why?

    Yes, for sure.


    What other book might you compare Speak to and why?

    It reminds me of Shattering Glass, which I read back in the day, similar setting, similar themes, similar main characters.


    What does Mandy Siegfried bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    You really feel Melinda's pain in a way that you wouldn't if you were just reading the book on its own.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had to put it down a few times, this is some heavy shit. The performance adds to that weightyness.


    Any additional comments?

    Read this book. Please.

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    Lizzie 09-12-16
    Lizzie 09-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great book to read"

    read it during summer and was a great book to read ..I finished it in a day that's how much I loved it ....must have

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    MikeM 07-13-16
    MikeM 07-13-16
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    "Good story for young teens"

    This is a good book to teach kids about making good decisions and advise on living through high school.

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    Gary 06-18-16
    Gary 06-18-16 Member Since 2001
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    "Enjoyed this."

    I can't quite put my finger on why I enjoyed this book so much. It's a coming-of-age story, and I'm not coming upon any age except elder, but Melinda's slightly skewed, newly sardonic voice kept me interested. I cheered her at the end, just like a kid.

    In life, not all tales of this kind end well, and not all triumphs are dramatic, but the story also speaks strongly of the healing that comes with realization, and time.

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    vy nguyen 02-18-16
    vy nguyen 02-18-16
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    "Amazing"

    Definitely an intense read but it is the story of a lifetime. Nothing I have read before compares to this story. At first you know nothing then when you are finished you are left with everything in your head. This is an amazing read.

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    Kahlie 12-04-15
    Kahlie 12-04-15
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    "Loved it!"

    This was an amazing book and is great inspiration to those who have been the victims of rape.

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    brad 06-26-15
    brad 06-26-15
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    "horrible"

    had to do it for a school projest worst book i have ever heard end

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