Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Barnes & Noble
Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that's not safe. Because there's something she's trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth. This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults across the country.
This was a quick read filled with tension, angst, and true-to-life scenarios. My heart hurt for Melinda, the main character and narrator. And I totally cried at the end.
A wonderful addition to anyone's YA book collection.