Last night I settled in with PJs, pizza, and a great book. I read Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Yes, I read ALL of it last night! This book is for the 7th – 9th grade age group. It is a MUST READ for girls of this age. This book gives the reader an inside look at the young adolescent mind of a girl dealing with a serious secret. She can not heal until she speaks out about the injustice she endured.
**Let me say that if I had a daughter of this age, I would read this book and then give it to her to read. It opens up the opportunity for a MUST HAVE discussion. -Happy Reading
Summary from Goodreads:
Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not safe. Because there’s something she’s trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth. This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults across the country.