|gabaruni (gabaruni) wrote in reviewingitall,|
@ 2008-08-02 11:55:00
|Entry tags:||book review|
Book review: Speak
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
By Laurie Halse Anderson wiki link- Speak Novel
I read this book as a request from a friend. That was back in the 10th grade, and I remember how much of it scared the wits out of me. I was never one to read of horrible fortune. It is an excellent book, I loved thi author way before I had even read this book too. It only cemented what I already liked. So I went and brought it, after reminiscing not to long ago
What I liked: There is a morale, a morale you can see for yourself, instead of asking endless prying questions before getting anywhere. It's direct and loveable. The characters and situations were real to me, and not paper thin at all. It speaks to all who read it.
What I didn't like: Not much to dislike,it is a little heartwrenching, but you're cheering on the underdog and wanting the main character to win over all her fears and evils in her heart with her art.
Back of the book: "Melinda Sordino busted and end of the summer party by calling the cops, so her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't 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 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"
That's long, and a little grammatically challenged, but I like the description, it draws you in.
There is a movie, but I haven't seen it, if you have, commment, as always. Here's a link to the movie. Speak Movie