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Speak [electronic resource].

Title
Speak [electronic resource]. Laurie Halse Anderson.
Author
Anderson, Laurie Halse.
Publication
2011.
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OverDrive, Inc., distributor
Description
1 online resource
Subject
Young Adult Literature
Genre/Form
  • Electronic books.
  • Young adult fiction.
Audience (note)
  • UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
  • 690
  • 4.5
Reproduction (note)
  • Electronic reproduction.
ISBN
9781429997041
Author
Anderson, Laurie Halse.
Title
Speak [electronic resource]. Laurie Halse Anderson.
Imprint
2011.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
computer
Type of Carrier
online resource
Summary
The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak 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 increasingly 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 fights 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.
Audience
Text Difficulty 3
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
690 Lexile.
4.5 ATOS Level
Reproduction
Electronic reproduction. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 907 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB).
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