Speak
(Book)

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Published:
New York : Speak, [1999].
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
197 ; 21 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 4.5 - AR Pts: 7
Lexile measure:
690L
Status:
East Lyme Public YA Fiction
YA Anderson, Laurie Halse (Speak)
Description

The first ten lies they tell you in high school.

"Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself.

Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780312674397, 9780142414736 (pbk.), 0142414735 (pbk.), 9780439640107 (pbk.)
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 4.5, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
690

Notes

Description
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.
Awards
Michael L. Printz Honor Book, 2000.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Anderson, L. H. (1999). Speak. New York: Speak.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Anderson, Laurie Halse. 1999. Speak. New York: Speak.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Anderson, Laurie Halse, Speak. New York: Speak, 1999.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak. New York: Speak, 1999. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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