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Synopsis: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A violent event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school. Unable to discuss her trauma with anyone, Melinda sinks further into depression and becomes selectively mute.
Review: Since the beginning of the school year, high school freshman Melinda has found that it's been getting harder and harder for her to speak out loud: "My throat is always sore, my lips raw.... Every time I try to talk to my parents or a teacher, I sputter or freeze.... It's like I have some kind of spastic laryngitis." What could have caused Melinda to suddenly fall mute? Could it be due to the fact that no one at school is speaking to her because she called the cops and got everyone busted at the seniors' big end-of-summer party? Or maybe it's because her parents' only form of communication is Post-It notes written on their way out the door to their nine-to-whenever jobs. While Melinda is bothered by these things, deep down she knows the real reason why she's been struck mute...
Laurie Halse Anderson's first novel is a stunning and sympathetic tribute to the teenage outcast. The triumphant ending, in which Melinda finds her voice, is cause for cheering (while many readers might also shed a tear or two). After reading Speak, it will be hard for any teen to look at the class scapegoat again without a measure of compassion and understanding for that person--who may be screaming beneath the silence. (Ages 13 and older) --Jennifer Hubert
Publisher: Perfection Learning Prebound
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Perfection Learning Prebound. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Seller Inventory # G075690742XI4N00
Book Description Perfection Learning Prebound. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Seller Inventory # G075690742XI3N00
Book Description Perfection Learning Prebound. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G075690742XI5N00
Book Description Perfection Learning Prebound, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_208069290
Book Description Perfection Learning Prebound, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG075690742X