È Speak Ö Download by ✓ Laurie Halse Anderson
È Speak Ö Download by ✓ Laurie Halse Anderson 4 Stars.
Speaking Sometimes it s absolutely impossible, isn t it Sometimes you are so filled with anxiety and fear, you can t even think of the words, let alone spit them out And sometimes, life itself is crippling You will undergo something that overtakes you, that consumes every waking thought, that fills you with fear and changes every aspect of your life and still you cannot talk about it To anyone, whether you have someone to confide in or not Melinda is that girl She is a misfit A pariah A freshman, who everyone in her class hates No one talks to her, except to make fun of her She wasn t always this way though Not until she called the cops at the end of a summer party and got caught doing so by her former best friend who now hates her for it Once I finished reading the last word I knew I was going to reread it Yes that profound.
Honest Authentic Real Use all those words and their synonyms and you have this book I literally wanted to hop into the sea of words and tell Melinda Sordino I ll be your friend Don t despairAlas I couldn t do that though I had to see her struggle It s painful but since I watched the movie which was done well by the way first before reading the book I knew where she was coming from Melinda s voice was sonormal She wasn t there to make you like her or hate her She just who she really was I liked her immensely though and in real life think would have been friends with her Her whole take on high school was hilarious and kind of scarily accurate I totally love 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 National Book Award Finalist For Young People S Literature I didn t think I d be so gripped by this book but the author captures the pains and troubles of everyday high school life with such honesty and raw emotion that I couldn t help recognising half the characters from my own high school days There s Rachel, the ex best friend who s had a personality transplant over the summer Heather, the temporary friend who s just waiting to be snapped up by a cooler clique and, of course, the protagonist who doesn t quite fit in anywhere.
The beauty of this novel is that it works well alone without the much darker and important story behind it But, that being said, it also serves as a very sad and moving voice for rape victims, particularly for those who feel at fault, or scared and embarrassed by what happened It was a quick, accessible read, but it s also the kind that plays on your mind long after f The following review will touch upon serious topics and under the spoiler section I might hide TMI too much information tags If you don t want to know about my own personal journey don t read because it might be umconfortable and triggering I ll use strong language.
I also want to point out that I read this book long ago and that I won t re read for this review I just want to discuss the following question s which I found in the review of one of my favorite Goodreads reviewers ever my dear Meredith BTW I recommend following her reviews.
Meredith wrote this Should Laurie Halse Anderson s book Speak be placed in the adult section because it deals with rape No It is a teen book that touches upon a serious topic that teens are very much aware of How many people were assigned The Handmaid s Tale in high school which basically is all about women being used for their bo 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 school.
I really think that the outline of t It is easier not to say anything Shut your trap, button your lip, can it All that crap you hear on TV about communication and expressing feelings is a lie Nobody really wants to hear what you have to saySpeak, to me, is taken as a lesson than just a book A lesson worth reading and worth analyzing every little detail, no matter how the writing is and no matter how repetitive it can get It s a short novel where the life of an individual is so much , and worth so much , but people don t show that side because they don t believe it to be worth so much Speak spoke to me It s a story where you reflect on your past actions of judgment, shamefulness, misguidedness, and even power, especially power We ve all been in those times, judging people, looking at them like we re better than them when in reality, we are nothing close to them We end up misjudging them but don t realize it 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 explain Although 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 quickly 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 o
2017 Reread I read this for my young adult literature class along with scholastic articles about the book, which added a great new layer to my interpretation of the novel original Review I ve owned this book for years and never got around to reading it until yesterday I m happy I did because this was one of the best books that I have read lately Speak was very well paced and I never found the story to be dragging or boring I loved the character development and Melinda s voice throughout the story original rating 5 5 stars 4.
5 stars I think this is a really powerful novel that should be read by so many, especially teens Speak is a fascinating tale of learning to use your voice when you previously believed it did not matter The message is one I think all can benefit from and I m so glad I finally read it.
Trigger warning rapeLaurie Halse Anderson is a fabulous writer She has a very distinctive writing style It s an unfiltered stream of consciousness that feels so real I previously read Wintergirls and found them to be written very similarly Melinda s narration is authentic and raw she s not here to make you love her or hate here, she s here to tell her story as is Her humor is dry and loveable which creates an interesting dynamic with the rest of her character.
I will say, there really isn t a plot, which is usually a letdown for me The entire book