Tim Stamatiadis Stamatiadis itibaren Texas
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is a great book. I always thought of young adult novels as sappy stories of teen angst; he is so dreamy and school is for losers’ horror and teen romance crap. Speak opened my eyes to something new. This book opens the world to real teen drama and issues that are becoming more and more relevant in the high schools. The life of an outsider and the actual cause for her being that way is refreshing in an odd sort of way. We don’t get the usual, I don’t dress like everyone else or I’m from a different neighborhood and even though to everyone else Melinda is an outsider for a seemingly frivolous reason we know otherwise. We know Melinda is hiding a dark secret that would cause anyone to be withdrawn. It is a gripping story and by the end you are routing for Melinda as she takes a stand and fights back in her dingy janitor’s closet. This is a very powerful story.
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