Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999.
Melinda Sordino is on her way to her first day of high school, but none of her old friends will talk to her. 617 more words
As you most likely already know, Laurie Halse Anderson is best known for her novel Speak. Anderson likes to touch on tough subjects, but manages to pull it off with elegance. 1,118 more words
This book was almost painful to read (but in a good way, sort of?). It deals with a lot of serious issues beyond just growing up as a teenager like mental health and what your responsibilities are to someone who is struggle with one. 61 more words