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Speak

the Graphic Novel
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Mar 23, 2021CMLibrary_Veronica rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I have read this book multiple times throughout my almost 21 years of existence. I think the first time I read it, I was in 8th grade? Maybe 9th. I'm not one hundred percent sure. But I've read it maybe 4 or 5 times and every time it's…
Feb 13, 2021
The graphic novel Speak is an amazing and eye-opening story. The book is about a teenage girl who, because of her past, is broken and depressed. Due to her gloomy attitude, she has trouble making friends and excelling in school. The…
Sep 20, 2020Herbivore_Reader rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A touching story, appropriate for teens, which pretty-realistically represents the aftermath of trauma, and the discovery of a path forward.
Jul 24, 2020CCPL_Teens rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak: The Graphic Novel is a faithful adaptation of her award-winning book. The book, which many consider one of the best young adult novels ever written, is based on Anderson’s experiences as a teenager. The…
Apr 07, 2020JCLBrittanyC rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I know I missed this train long ago, but I’m glad I was able to jump onboard with the graphic edition. What can I even say that hasn’t been said? Wow. This is powerful. For those who might be unfamiliar with the story, Speak follows…
Mar 15, 2020CThomasBooks rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I loved this book. It is a tough read but so engaging, and ultimately uplifting.
May 15, 2019Hillsboro_ElizabethH rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Amazing. Anyone who has been ostracized in school will relate.
Mar 17, 2019lunabookworm55 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Not a happy book, but a suuuuper good book. Haunting.
Jan 27, 2019booksmile rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Hard read (warning: contains stories about rape) but well done. There are some resources in the back for anyone who needs help.
Dec 13, 2018RaptorMouse rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Melinda knows high school is going to be tough. Abandoned by her old friends and ostracised by the rest of the students for calling the cops at an end-of-summer party, she goes through her year in a haze, haunted by what happened at the…
Aug 25, 2018Amirsadegh rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Great book. Makes you understand to not judge people if you don't know what happened to them. Also teaches you to speak up. After reading this book I learned about Melinda's, the main character's mistakes. I would recommend this to every…
Apr 28, 2018The_other_guy rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
If you have started this book and not finished it, you need to. It is not until you reach the end, and then think back over the whole book, that it really hits you. It may remind you of what life was like for you as a teen or young…
Apr 18, 2018samcmar rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Speak is one of my all-time favourite young adult novels. It's a book that has stuck with me for so many years, offering a raw and open look at what it means to be a victim of sexual assault and the challenges of speaking up. This graphic…
Feb 28, 2018OPL_KrisC rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed reading this graphic novel adaptation of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. It has been awhile since I've read the original, but I immediately found myself back in the middle of the story. I think this book does a good job of…
Jan 23, 2018TEENREVIEWBOARD rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Speak is a book that addresses many issues that a lot of adults fail to address to their children. This book tackles some tough subject matter very maturely and appropriately. While reading this book, you can really feel all the hardships…
Jun 29, 2017GCPL_Teen rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This book touches on difficult issues like PTSD and sexual assault, as well as common problems faced by teens, such as pressure from friends. The plot is driven by character development, and as Melinda opens up about her traumatic rape,…
Jun 03, 2017susan_findlay rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This book is well written, interesting and deals well with teenage emotion. It is so very different from my high school experience that I found the beginning a bit unrealistic (I cannot imagine a teacher like Mr Neck keeping his job at my…
Apr 26, 2017AlexN07 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Speak speaks to you. It's one of those rare gems that manages to subtley get you invested in a serious story while posing as a generic teen fic. Give it a read.
Aug 31, 2016m_ms_uk rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Why is it so traumatic, I have just been through the toughest year of my life trying to deal with the death of my Love and my father and there have been many times when I thought that being dead myself would surely be better than trying to…
Aug 31, 2016m_ms_uk rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Why is it so traumatic, I have just been through the toughest year of my life trying to deal with the death of my Love and my father and there have been many times when I thought that being dead myself would surely be better than trying to…
Jul 19, 2016JanPruatt rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is a great book!
May 10, 2016SarahBee2002 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
really liked the book at the beginning and the middle but i did not like how the book ended. However it is very realistic and many people could relate to Melinda's situation
Apr 25, 2016
Moving, depressing and sadly realistic.
Feb 03, 2016KMJ_ rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Speak follows Melinda through her miserable first year of high school. At first it isn’t clear why she is hated by everyone or why she stops speaking. The novel’s description about the strange dynamics of high school is realistic, but…
Jan 04, 2016shaylen_aitcheson rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I loved this book so much!!! It was very inspiring. I know friends that have been in the same situation as Melinda; and now that i have read this boook I would strongly encourge them and enyone to read this book!!!