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
It is a wonderful book. I have enjoyed listening to it. It was written from a teenager's point of view but the author is an adult. I think a lot of people will relate to it. The story is sad but all is well that ends well. Highly recommended to all.
Gallup Strengths: INPUT ~ LEARNER ~ ACHIEVER ~ RESPONSIBILITY ~ DISCIPLINE
This book was captivating - it kept me intrigued from beginning to end. I longed to find out the truth, yet didn't want the story to end. It should be shared with teens and parents to ensure we are all aware of how we are viewed. It shared the importance of listening, hearing and truly understanding how differently we all communicate.
Maya Angelou...many of her autobiographical stories are similar and express her pain and how it rendered her mute because of the power she believed her voice had. Unlike her, however is the way in which this main character struggled with her inability to SPEAK.
No or I am not sure...the vocals were not always my favorite and at times I wished there was another reader. I would have preferred a more modern day teen.
Reactions included: fear, tension, anger and at times joy...I loved the comic relief shared when describing her teachers, and the other adults in her life.
A great read...one that all should spend the time to appreciate and revisit when making assumptions or critical opinionated comments.
I really liked the store I know what's it feels like to go thru what she did not in the same way but in my own story. I just feel like the book was missing something like it just left me with question mark. But over all great book and the
reader did a good job
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
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.
Yes, for sure.
It reminds me of Shattering Glass, which I read back in the day, similar setting, similar themes, similar main characters.
You really feel Melinda's pain in a way that you wouldn't if you were just reading the book on its own.
I had to put it down a few times, this is some heavy shit. The performance adds to that weightyness.
Read this book. Please.
Report Inappropriate Content