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Title:Speak
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Publisher:National Geographic School Publishing
ISBN:0736231919
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Number of Pages:240
Category:Young adult, Fiction, Contemporary, Realistic fiction

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, National Geographic Learning

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Speak 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 .

i Speak i was a National Book Award Finalist for Young People s Literature

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High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background average student average looks average dysfunctional family But since he got busted for doing graffiti on the school and spent the summer doing outdoor work to pay for it he stands out like you wouldn t believe His new physique attracts the attention of queen bee Bethany Milbury who just so happens to be his father s boss s daughter the sister of his biggest enemy and Tyler s secret crush And that sets off a string of events and changes that have Tyler questioning his place in the school in his family and in the world br br In i Twisted i the acclaimed Laurie Halse Anderson tackles a very controversial subject what it means to be a man today Fans and new readers alike will be captured by Tyler s pitch perfect funny voice the surprising narrative arc and the thoughtful moral dilemmas that are at the heart of all of the author s award winning widely read work, 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 br br Speak was a National Book Award Finalist for Young People s Literature, Meet Kate Malone straight A science and math geek minister s daughter ace long distance runner new girlfriend to Mitchell Early Decision Harvard Pangborn III unwilling family caretaker and emotional avoidance champion Kate manages her life by organizing it as logically as the periodic table She can handle it all or so she thinks Then things change as suddenly as a string of chemical reactions first the Malones neighbors get burned out of their own home and move in Kate has to share her room with her nemesis Teri Litch and Teri s little brother The days are ticking down and she s still waiting to hear from the only college she applied to MIT Kate feels that her life is spinning out of her control and then something happens that truly blows it all apart Set in the same community as the remarkable i Speak i i Catalyst i is a novel that will change the way you look at the world, In her most emotionally wrenching lyrically written book since the multiple award winning Speak Laurie Halse Anderson explores a girl s descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia and her painful path toward recovery br br Dead girl walking the boys say in the halls br Tell us your secret the girls whisper one toilet to another br I am that girl br I am the space between my thighs daylight shining through br I am the bones they want wired on a porcelain frame br br Lia and Cassie are best friends wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest But what comes after size zero and size double zero When Cassie succumbs to the demons within Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend s restless spirit br br In her most emotionally wrenching lyrically written book since the multiple award winning Speak Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia s descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia and her painful path toward recovery