Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is a very hard book to wrap myself around for a review. It’s a story that draws you in, making you feel Melinda, it’s main character.
The story showcases not only how your typical high school feels, but also some of the more taboo topics that writers have to choose from. Friendship, betrayal, sexuality, and so much more comes out, yet it’s put in a way that anyone can associate themselves with.
This story isn’t too vivid, yet I couldn’t help but feel each painful moment that Melinda went through. I was starting to worry that she’d end up going completely downhill as a self-hating recluse, but then her moment came.
This is the kind of story that sticks with you for years, and I honesty have to see the movie now. I want to see how someone can take something so suited in the novel format and put it out as a movie.
I know that I’m late to the punch on this book and many of the others that I have and will review, but I review as I read. I take note of all that I feel, and that’s what matters. This is a great story, and if you, like me, have yet to read it, I do suggest that you pick it up as soon as possible. It’s too great of a story to miss out on.
The next few books I plan on reading are Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List, Nick and Nora’s Infinate Playlist, Suite Scarlett , Sister’s in Sanity, Tithe, and Wintergils.