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MOBI ë DOC Speak By Laurie Halse Anderson 9780374311254 Ð DCMDIRECT × [PDF / Epub] ☁ Speak Author Laurie Halse Anderson – Dcmdirect.co.uk 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 atNgly 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 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 cliue and of course the protagonist who doesn't uite fit in anywhereThe 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 uick accessible read but it's also the kind that plays on your mind long after finishing it

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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 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 languageI 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 uestions which I found in the review of one of my favorite Goodreads reviewers ever my dear Meredith BTW I recommend following her reviewsMeredith 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 bodies to reproduce since a majority of the population can not Should that be added to the adult section only? NoI agree with Meredith 100% I'll go even beyond that I think this book along with any other book that deals with rape culture should be mandatory read in every high school of this messed up planet Even if parents might feel unconfortable with their kids reading this book the sad reality is that rape is a crime that has no respect for the victims' age Kids might be better prepared to deal with this crime if they get the right informationIf you have been following my reviews you'll notice that lately I've been adding trigger warnings and explicit content warnings for YA books That's because lately you can find almost the same amount of nudity violence sexuality erotic content and edgyness in YA books as you would find in New adult readseven erotica books I've been mentioning A court of mist and fury a lot because it's erotica book misllabed as Young adult by the greedy publishing company and their kirkus reviews minions Paper princess by erotica authors Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick along with Sarah J Maas Empire of storms have been mentioned as wellYet I won't add those kind of warnings for this reviewI wouldn't try to get 13 19 YO teens away of this bookI dissaprove of anyone who wants to keep teens away from this bookYou'll wonder Why?Because1 Rape is a crime Some people might consider that this book contains sexual content because rape at times involves a form of fornicationcopulation But to make it clear sex is one thing a natural act that isn't a sin that isn't dirty that it's a healthy expression of afection a natural instinct Rape is everything but 2 Anyone who reads the book sypnosis can make an informed decision whether to buyreadborrow this book or not The blurb is a trigger warning in itself Unlike Mist and Fury and Paper princess the author and her publishing company didn't try to pretend that this book is something different that what it is Edgy dark and uncomfortableYes This book isn't a fluffy happy reading yet I remember enjoying Melinda Sordino's journey back when I was 16 YO The author has a way with words it was like Melinda was directly speaking to me she was so relatable This book didn't make me feel uncomfortable back when I read it it was dark and gritty but it was also a uick read and the uotes were to die for I highlighted this book so much it became almost unreadable and I'm only sorry that I'm completely uncapable to read this book now after TMI view spoiler I faced the very thing that this book is about Rape hide spoiler

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Speak By Laurie Halse AndersThe 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