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FREE DOWNLOAD ¸ Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson The first ten lies they tell you in high schoolSpeak 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 increasi. THE FIRST TEN LIES THEY TELL YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL1 We are here to help you2 You will have enough time to get to your class before the bell rings3 The dress code will be enforced4 No smoking is allowed on school grounds5 Our football team will win the championship this year6 We expect of you here7 Guidance counselors are always available to listen8 Your schedule was created with your needs in mind9 Your locker combination is private10 These will be the years you will look back on fondlyI m trying to think of ways to go about describing this book and I m not really sure how to start It s dark depressing terrifying and amazing Everyone should read it You might hate it and I ll get to you but you must read it The story starts with Melinda the narrator starting 9th grade Everyone even her old friends won t talk to her It s revealed that during the summer Melinda called the cops on a party and it got busted a few people got arrested and now everyone hates her Something happened to Melinda at that party something she hasn t told anyone about She retreats into herself withdrawing from school her family and any possibility of friendship It isn t until the middle of the story that we learn what really happened at the party but Anderson gives us a big fat hint in this scene where Melinda and her lab partner dissect a frog in biology classOur frog lies on her back Waiting for a prince to come and princessify her with a smooch I stand over her with my knife Ms Keen s voice fades to a mosuito whine My throat closes off It s hard to breathe I put out my hand to steady myself against the table David pins her froggy hands to the dissection tray He spreads her froggy legs and pins her froggy feet I have to slice open her belly She doesn t say a word She is already dead A scream starts in my gut I can feel the cut smell the dirt leaves in my hairHoly god Remember what I said about the terrifying stuff The main reason I loved this book is because I was very very similar to Melinda in high school Her attitude about school her cynicism towards the whole high school is the best time of your life crap her opinions about classes and teachers and the uselessness of guidance counselorsthat was me I kind of wished I could transport myself into the story so Melinda and I could sneer at pep rallies together And then I felt bad because nothing bad happened to me in high school Nothing like the stuff Melinda went through She had a reason for being so withdrawn and unhappy and angry about everything I didn t It s sort of an unpleasant realization wow I was a total snot for absolutely no reason I was okay with this eventually but some people might not be I can imagine someone criticizing this story for being too emo or saying that Melinda was too much of a downer Okay I didn t want to give away spoilers but I can t talk about my next point without revealing some stuff So just to be clearHERE BE SPOILERS YOU VE BEEN WARNEDThen again they could be like a certain reviewer YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE who wrote and I uote I m so sick of this sic stories about girls who got raped and spend the entire book pitying themselvestakes breath counts to tenApparently Laurie Halse Anderson gets this a lot My edition of the book has an interview with her and she said I have gotten one uestion repeatedly from young men These are guys who liked the book but they are honestly confused They ask me why Melinda was so upset about being raped I mtheywhywhat the fuck I think I need to go sit in a corner and do some yoga breaths be back later Read for Social Justice in Young Adult Literature

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FREE DOWNLOAD ¸ Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Ngly 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 f. Well I can t help but feel a little disappointed I mean the summary doesn t reveal much kind of like Melinda herself and so obviously I made my own assumptions of the plot Turns out there s no killing involved It s not a mystery or a thriller it s a psychological story If I had known before I think I might have enjoyed this a tiny bit So Melinda She s confused scared terrified and convinced that she s alone in this wide animalistic world Things are somewhat bearable but that is prior to her losing her only friend at school and seeing IT We witness her trying her best to shut down everything around her and take nest in her own mind It s not pretty to see and it does make for tragic moments but they re all part of the process she creates to survive high schoolI really think that the outline of the book is fairly original It s feels like it s written in journal entries which gives such an authentic atmosphere to the story It makes us believe in Melinda and hope that everything turns out for the best for her The writing makes the story flow in a perfect rhythm for this type of story lent that s for sure but deep and reflectiveA couple of things that could have been better the secondary characters Melinda s parents and the tragedy around IT itself Basically this is a Melinda s world we re in her head and since she s not the most popular girl in school there aren t many interactions between her and other kids This euals scarcely any secondary characters There s David the headstrong and could not be different than Melinda David But what about him We only get to know him a little through short journal entries of Melinda sMelinda s parents are puzzling At least to me For most of the book they re extremely mad and annoyed at her especially the mother She never tries to actually ask Melinda what s wrong No wonder Melinda can t muster the force to do so But then at end of the story we see the dad showing such benevolence and I m there suinting my eyes like why is this the first time we see this facet of his personality Surely because Melinda prefers limiting her interactions with her parentsAnd the last thing that let me down is the details around IT Or shall I say the lack of them We don t know his past why he does what he does or even what will happen to him Alright so the last part is easy to imagine BUT STILL The ending is very open so that s something to remember I find it sad that we don t get any kind of info on IT I wish we knew what his life at home looks like just so we can understand his motives for doing what he does betterThis book didn t take me by surprise as I have read a panoply of novels with similar if not exact same themes But I can guess that when it was first published there were reasons to fuss about it I am still recommending it seeing that it s so profound and realistic and I grew uite attached to Melinda Hopefully you will as well

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FREE DOWNLOAD ¸ Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Ights 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. Just okay I was particularly disappointed with the ending and felt that there was an element of glorification in this novel that I didn t appreciate Let me explainAlthough I loved the fact that Melinda finally finds her voice and a way to express herself I felt as if the story was wrapped up a little too uickly and too neatly Let s be honest that ending was than a little unrealistic You can t simply put a pretty bow on the end of this novel otherwise the entire tale becomes trite Having been through this myself and sadly listened to countless stories similar and worse than mine I can say that 9 times out of 10 you don t get closure let alone retribution And having someone swoop in to save you is pretty much unheard of otherwise we wouldn t have such a thing as rape culture which tragically pervades our country I think this particular ending potentially puts across the wrong message to girls who might find themselves in a similar situation or who are in this situation Nevertheless it s an important story to be told and there were scenes and emotions that were absolutely right on and very relatable


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  • Hardcover
  • 224
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Laurie Halse Anderson
  • English
  • 08 July 2018
  • 9780374311254