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    Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is a book about high school. The “best years of your life.” Unfortunately, Melinda Sordino experienced high school differently. Beginning the year with no friends, because she called the cops during a summer party, because she got raped. Speak by Anderson was a good read, but it wasn’t a good book. There was multiple things you could have done to make this a better book. This book, Speak, is honestly a book I would have read when I was in middle school. Melinda Sordino

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    In the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, the message the author is trying to portray is that speaking and conveying your emotions is vital to expressing feelings.Talking to someone releases a sense of relief for now somebody else knows and that specific information is not as powerful to only the protagonist. Opening up to someone releases how the protagonist feels, which is vital because then that someone will help Melinda get past the event that occurred. If Melinda doesn’t speak up and convey

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    Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson tells the story of Melinda Sordino, a ninth grader that attends Merryweather Highschool in Syracuse, NewYork. The author has a unique way of writing Melinda's story. She uses subtitles instead of chapters, nd goes into detail of Melinda's everyday life, by using Melinda's perspective. The author sets a depressed mood in the story because of what the main character has gone through. The central idea of the text is communication which in the beginning Melinda lacks. August

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    prize winner Malala Yousafzai said, “I raise up my voice-not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard”. For whom have you raised your voice? One of the most compelling books I read in my life was called “Speak” by Laurie Halse Anderson. It is a story about a young high school girl who was raped by the quarterback of her high school’s football team one night at a party. This immediate damage of this traumatic event was her ability to speak out about what happened to her that

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    Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is a story written in the first person about a young girl named Melinda Sordino. The title of the book, Speak, is ironically based on the fact that Melinda chooses not to speak. The book is written in the form of a monologue in the mind of Melinda, a teenage introvert. This story depicts the story of a very miserable freshman year of high school. Although there are several people in her high school, Melinda secludes herself from

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    “Chains”, written by Laurie Halse Anderson, tells the story of an 11 year slave named Isabel. The novel depicts the struggles faced by Isabel when bought by Mr. and Madam Lockton and the hope and motivation gained through Isabel’s relationships with her sister, ruth, a rebel slave, Curzon, the Lockton’s servant, Becky, and Lady Seymour, Mr. Lockton’s wealthy aunt. “Chains” exhibits a lesson to stay hopeful in times of despair. When the protagonist, Isabel, says, “ She cannot chain my soul. Yes, she

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    Psychologists usually agree that the teenage years are among the most difficult periods in one’s life. Most teens are trying to figure out who they are, what they believe, and how they fit into the world around them. Beginning in the late 1970s, a whole genre of fiction, referred to as coming-of-age literature, emerged and serves, at least fore many teens, as believable presentations of young people learning to navigate the difficulties of their lives, often fraught with feelings of rejection,

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    Speaking is tough for some people who have had a rough past and do not want to deal with anyone. In the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda goes from being caught in a snare to feeling freedom. At the start of the story, she is extremely afraid and anxious because of what happened at the senior party at the end of summer. Melinda is scared because she has no one to be with on her first day of high school. Everyone blames her for what happened at the party. Nobody knows that she was raped

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    “It is my nightmare and I can’t wake up. It sees me. It smiles, it winks.” This quote is said in Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel Speak by the main character Melinda Sordino. Speak is a story about Melinda in her first year of high school and her traumatizing summer before. Andersons novel shows a young girl that struggles with acceptance of peers and overcoming the fear of speaking out. Anderson writes about a young girl who is struggling to speak up about a traumatic event that happened to her the

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    In the novel, Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda Sordino is the 14 year old girl who was raped at an end-of-summer party. She finds herself struggling with her life and adjusting to what had happened. Melinda trudges through her freshman year of high school, being constantly reminded of the unspeakable experience. The only thing that gets her through her days, is art. Art gives Melinda the ability to grow mentally and physically stronger, allowing her to open up about her incident, accept what

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