Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Speak breaks my heart, feeling for this young girl that is so traumatized that she stops speaking entirely. Laurie Halse Anderson's writing lures the reader in and then shocks them. There were two specific times in the novel that I gasped, hoping that what was occurring was only a dream. Unfortunately for Melinda, this wasn't the case.
The subject matter is too intense for most of my classes, but for a few mature ninth graders, this will be a book to discuss. After reading it, I know that I will be even more protective of any outcasts I know.
Posted by Miss K at 9:54 PM