Speak

Laurie Halse Anderson

10-12 years
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20 March 2008
9780340950777
240 pages
Synopsis

A fiercely authentic, critically acclaimed and award-winning modern classic.

'Speak up for yourself - we want to know what you have to say.'

From my first day at Merryweather High, I know this is a lie.

Nobody will even talk to me, let alone listen - all because I called the cops on an end-of-summer party.

But if I could only tell everyone why I called the police that night...

If I could explain what happened to me...

If I could speak...


Then everything might change.

'With the rise of women finding their voices and speaking out about sexual assault in the media, this should be on everyone's radar... Powerful, necessary, and essential.' - Kirkus

An uncannily funny book even as it plumbs the darkness, Speak will hold readers from first word to last.

The Horn Book, Starred Review

An uncannily funny book even as it plumbs the darkness, Speak will hold readers from first word to last.

The Horn Book, Starred Review

The plot is gripping and the characters are powerfully drawn... a novel that will be hard for readers to forget.

Kirkus Reviews