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Speak

Speak

I read have read very little books set in high school. I don’t think I really liked them in high school, really. Or maybe I just hadn’t found the really good ones yet.

Anyway. Today, I read Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Oh my. It was so good.

This book is intelligent. It fully understood what it was doing. The main character kept coming up with funny, witty thing that rang true. It was dark and depressed, and yet laugh-out-loud funny. The character was real to me, the sort of character I don’t just relate to, but I see portions of myself in her.

It was a real book. The characters felt like people I knew, and I kept thinking, this is how I think. This is how life is.

I found it very similar to Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature, in a very good way. Both of those book I felt compelled to read quickly, and they both spoke to me as a person. I would keep thinking, this is so like me.

It isn’t that I’m still a girl in high school–I never really acted like a girl in high school–just that I’m a person. And Melinda was a person too.

(Some swearing and darker themes.)

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5 thoughts on “Speak

  1. I love the book and I love the movie equally. The movie’s that good and true to the book. And Kristen Stewart is amazing as Melinda. Ah…I really need to watch it again (and reread the book).

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