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THE FIRST TEN LIES THEY TELL YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL1 We are here to help you2 You will have enough time to get to your class before the bell ings3 The dress code will be enforced4 No smoking is allowed on school grounds5 Our football team will win the championship this year6 We expect of you here7 Guidance counselors are always available to listen8 Your schedule was created with your needs in mind9 Your locker combination is private10 These will be the years you will look back on fondlyI m trying to think of ways to go about describing this book and I m not eally sure how to start It s dark depressing terrifying and amazing Everyone should ead it You might hate it and I ll get to you but you must ead it The story starts with Melinda the narrator starting 9th grade Everyone even her old friends won t talk to h 2017 Reread I ead this for my young adult literature class along with scholastic articles about the book which added a great new layer to my interpretation of the novel Original Review I ve owned this book for years and never got around to eading it until yesterday I m happy I did because this was one of the best books that I have ead lately Speak was very well paced and I never found the story to be dragging or boring I loved the character development and Melinda s voice throughout the story Original ating 55 stars Once I finished eading the last word I knew I was going to eread it Yes that profoundHonest Authentic Real Use all those words and their synonyms and you have this book I literally wanted to hop into the sea of words and tell Melinda Sordino I ll be your friend Don t despair Alas I couldn t do that though I had to see her struggle It s painful but since I watched the movie which was done well by the way first before eading the book I knew where she was coming from Melinda s voice was sonormal She wasn t there to make you like her or hate her She just who she eally was I liked her immensely though and in eal life think would have been friends with her Her whole take on high school was hilarious and kind of scarily accurate I totally love the character of David Petrakis He would have been my hero in ninth grade No joke The cover fits the story like a glove Not all book jackets can boast that so let s give the jacket cover artist a ound of applause Ok I need stop aving about the cover so much but I couldn t help it The visual person inside of me had to let it outMelinda is never eally described in detail of how she look likes so you get the sense the author wanted to make her. The ninth graders are herded into the auditorium We fall into clans Jocks Country Clubbers Idiot SavantsCheerleaders I am clanless I wasted the last weeks of August watching bad cartoons I didn't.
As elatable as possible and that she is We all might not have had to go through the same demons she has but I know we all have felt alone and without help and that is what makes her the perfect narrator The ending was done so utterly well I m not sure I can say anything about it I d probably give it away if I try Let s just say getting back at people is very ewardingIt is getting added to my all time favorites If you like this book ead You Don t Know Me Not uite the same style but definitely the same feel The following eview will touch upon serious topics and under the spoiler section I might hide TMI too much information tags If you don t want to know about my own personal journey don t ead because it might be umconfortable and triggering I ll use strong languageI also want to point out that I ead this book long ago and that I won t e ead for this eview I just want to discuss the following uestions which I found in the eview of one of my favorite Goodreads eviewers ever my dear Meredith BTW I ecommend following her eviewsMeredith wrote this Should Laurie Halse Anderson s book Speak be placed in the adult section because it deals with ape No It is a teen book that touches upon a serious topic that teens are very much aware of How many people were assigned The Handmaid s Tale in high school which basically is all about women being used for their bodies to eproduce since a majority of the population can not Should that be added to the adult section only NoI agree with Meredith 100% I ll go even beyond that I think this book along with any other book that deals with ape culture should be mandatory ead in every high school of this messed up planet Even if parents might feel unconfortable with their kids eading this book the sad eality is that ape is a crime that has no espect for the victims age Kids might be better prepared to deal with this crime if they get the ight informationIf you have been following my eviews you ll notice that lately I ve been adding trigger warnings and explicit content warnings for YA books That s because lately you can find almost the same amount of nudity violence sexuality erotic content and edgyness in YA books as you would find in New adult eadseven erotica books I ve been mentioning A court of mist and fury a lot because it s erotica book misllabed as Young adult by the greedy publishing company and their kirkus eviews minions Paper princess by erotica authors Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick along with Sarah J Maas Empire of storms have been mentione. Go to the mall the lake or the pool or answer the phone I have entered high school with the wrong hair the wrong clothes the wrong attitude And I don't have anyone to sit withFrom her first mome.
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D as wellYet I won t add those kind of warnings for this eviewI wouldn t try to get 13 19 YO teens away of this bookI dissaprove of anyone who wants to keep teens away from this bookYou ll wonder WhyBecause1 Rape is a crime Some people might consider that this book contains sexual content because ape at times involves a form of fornicationcopulation But to make it clear sex is one thing a natural act that isn t a sin that isn t dirty that it s a healthy expression of afection a natural instinct Rape is everything but 2 Anyone who eads the book sypnosis can make an informed decision whether to buyreadborrow this book or not The blurb is a trigger warning in itself Unlike Mist and Fury and Paper princess the author and her publishing company didn t try to pretend that this book is something different that what it is Edgy dark and uncomfortableYes This book isn t a fluffy happy eading yet I emember enjoying Melinda Sordino s journey back when I was 16 YO The author has a way with words it was like Melinda was directly speaking to me she was so elatable This book didn t make me feel uncomfortable back when I ead it it was dark and gritty but it was also a uick ead and the uotes were to die for I highlighted this book so much it became almost unreadable and I m only sorry that I m completely uncapable to ead this book now after TMI view spoiler I faced the very thing that this book is about Rape hide spoiler Just okay I was particularly disappointed with the ending and felt that there was an element of glorification in this novel that I didn t appreciate Let me explainAlthough I loved the fact that Melinda finally finds her voice and a way to express herself I felt as if the story was wrapped up a little too uickly and too neatly Let s be honest that ending was than a little unrealistic You can t simply put a pretty bow on the end of this novel otherwise the entire tale becomes trite Having been through this myself and sadly listened to countless stories similar and worse than mine I can say that 9 times out of 10 you don t get closure let alone etribution And having someone swoop in to save you is pretty much unheard of otherwise we wouldn t have such a thing as ape culture which tragically pervades our country I think this particular ending potentially puts across the wrong message to girls who might find themselves in a similar situation or who are in this situation Nevertheless it s an important story to be told and there were scenes and emotions that were absolutely ight on and very elatabl. Nt at Merryweather High Melinda Sordino knows she's an outcast Her old friends won't talk to her and people she doesn't know glare at her If only she could explain but she just can't find the wor.
bio stuff Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author whose writing spans young readers teens and adults Combined her books have sold than 8 million copies Her new book SHOUT a memoir in verse about surviving sexual assault at the age of thirteen and a manifesta for the #MeToo era has received widespread critical acclaim and appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for seven consecutive weeksLaurie has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award three times Two of her books Speak and Chains were National Book Award finalists and Chains was short listed for the prestigious Carnegie medal Laurie was selected by the American Library Association for the 2009 Margaret A Edwards Award and has been honored for her battles for intellectual freedom by the National Coalition Against Censorship and the National Council of Teachers of English In addition to combating censorship Laurie regularly speaks about the need for diversity in publishing and is a member of RAINN’s National Leadership Council She lives in Philadelphia where she enjoys cheesesteaks while she writes Find out about Laurie by following her on Twitter at halseanderson Instagram at halseanderson and Facebook at lauriehalseanderson or by visiting her website madwomanintheforestcom