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
This was the most real story I have read in a long time. It's always a joy to find a gem years after its publication. I have high hopes for Melinda!
This was such a powerful story! The girl Melinda had to go through Hell alone. I was waiting for the typical chick-flick Prince Charming to come save her but
that's not what the story was about. It was about overcoming inner demons and it was just such a great story.
In my opinion, a good story evokes emotion. It'll make me laugh, angry, or cry. But it can't just be words on a page. It has to do something
I've not read too many books from the first person point of view. This made the book seem odd. Especially when it went to speak of other characters in it. I did not find this book as great as many of the reviews said. The story line ambled along at a very slow pace. The characters did not seem real enough for the topic being discussed. I guess I wish I had saved my credit. It was not worth it.
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