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Speak Book Review

Speak Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

Kidzworld is excited to bring you a book review of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, sent in by one of our very own users. Check it out.

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

Melinda was a relatively normal girl, although some would consider her an outcast this year. She doesn't sit with anyone. She doesn't wear the "cool" clothes. In fact, she doesn't even speak most of the time. The safest place, to her, is in her own head and she'd like to keep it that way.


But it wasn't always like that. At one time she was social, loving, and outgoing, until one night, something changed at a party her friend had. She called the cops and crashed it. Her friends never did forgive her, although if they really new what happened that late summer night, they would probably change their minds about her...


This book includes humor as well as drama, and is sure to be of interest to anyone whose ever been shy or felt like an outcast. Or, if you're just looking for something new to read, it's worth a try. Laurie Halse Anderson brings a tough, tender and darkly funny story of a teenage outcast to your bookshelf.


Speak Rating: 5


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Nickname: Shakira
Age: 14


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    AwesomeIvysaurGirl34
    *that awkward moment when your friend writes SO much about you and you don't know what to write back other than thanks* .-. So, thanks, a ton. You mean so much to me, those paragraphs mean so much to me.  *struggling* I have become a great roleplayer because of that first roleplay I joined. Thanks for CH. *cough*#ShipWreck*cough*. I have been more into music because of you. Thanks. I have started to play AJ because of you. Thanks (btw, you should try the tablet version of AJ, it is SOOOOO great). Thanks for everything else that I can't remember now because of meh writer's block. THE STRUGGLE IS REAL I can't think of anthing else to say, so..... Thanks, you SPLATOON Noob
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    XxRuby_PhoenixxX
    "AwesomeIvysaurGirl34" wrote:  For example, I could die right now.  noT ON MY WATCH
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    XxRuby_PhoenixxX
    Something else you helped me with... umm... Well... you kind of... Made me better as a person. Well, now I stay on KW longer. I became a daredevil, I'm doing more risky things in life. If I hadn't pressed that "Post forum" button, I wouldn't be here. If I didn't enter the site for the first time and go to the chat, and say "Hello?", I wouldn't be here. If I didn't respond to the forum posts, I wouldn't be here. If I didn't message you back, or comment you back, I wouldn't be here.  You taught me that you should do things in your life while you can, even if you regret them or not. That maybe best friends do exist. You taught me that people should accept comfort instead of reclining it. From all the times we've talked on Animal Jam, to the times we've talked on Minecraft, it's made memories and affected the way fate will be in the future.  And if I never agreed with my mom to join the site, I wouldn't be sit here reading my book. I wouldn't stay up all night on weekends, waiting for your reply to a PM. I would be sitting in the living room watching Gone With the Wind with my mom. All of this because of Kidzworld. All of this because of you.  Thanks. 
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    AwesomeIvysaurGirl34
    "XxRuby_PhoenixxX" wrote: Ahem.  Dear Ivy, I've known you for a year now. Damn, a long time. It feels like I met you yesterday, even though we've grown close. You've always been there for me when I'm down, and I've tried to protect you also. We joked with each other, fought with each other, but knew that we were always best friends inside still.  You've been on kidzworld for shorter than me, but you are amazing at roleplaying. You debate amazingly, and you have the the art of persuasion. If it weren't for CH, we wouldn't have met, and we wouldn't have made it to 500 and more pages of private messages.  And, for the whole year you've known me, I grant you the 2nd rank of friendship.  Level two on the friendship tier.  This is a great honor, and I hope you accept this award.  Again, thank you Ivy. For everything.  Here you go. Best friendship level number 2. This is a great, great honor and nobody, even my old best friend got this.  Two words - THANK YOU
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    AwesomeIvysaurGirl34
    Not necessarily. Turning a year older doesn't mean one year closer to death. For example, I could die right now. It doesn't matter how old I am. I could have died before I was even one year old. But I didn't, cause I was lucky. :)
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