Speak

by Laurie Halse Anderson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0439640105 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Guinneth of Manchester, New Hampshire USA on 11/7/2005
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This book is in the wild! This Book is Currently in the Wild!
2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Guinneth from Manchester, New Hampshire USA on Monday, November 07, 2005
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Journal Entry 2 by Guinneth from Manchester, New Hampshire USA on Monday, February 20, 2006
From the back cover:
"Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-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 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."

I thought this was a terrific teen novel whose protagonist has a very real and honest voice. The writing, the format, and the story all make for a quick and compelling read, easily finished in a couple of sittings. This book will stay with you, however, especially if you are a parent or have completely blocked your high school years from your memory.

Recommended!

This book has been awarded with:
A 2000 Printz Honor Book
A 1999 National Book Award Finalist
An Edgar Allan Poe Award Finalist
A 1999 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
Winner of the SCBWI Golden Kite Award
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
An ALA Quick Pick
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Booklist Top Ten First Novel of 1999
A BCCB Blue Ribbon Book
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Horn Book Fanfare Title


Journal Entry 3 by Guinneth from Manchester, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Bookray - or possibly just an RABCK, LOL.

Sending this off on an International bookray! I'd like to keep this open-ended for as long as possible, but if you find yourself the last person on the list after you've read it, please find an appropriate thing to do with the book. (You can start another ray or a ring, share it with someone you know or another BCer, or just give it a good home. Please just be sure to make a journal entry stating what you're doing.) Thanks!

Mailing order:
twinkpuddin (NY) (prefers US/Canada)

Journal Entry 4 by Guinneth from Manchester, New Hampshire USA on Monday, March 06, 2006
Mailed off to twinkpuddin today. If nobody else signs up for this "bookray" by the time you finish, you may do what you will with the book! :-)

Journal Entry 5 by twinkpuddin from Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, March 12, 2006
Received - thanks Guinneth! Since I'm the only one on the list right now and I have a few other books I'm working on, I'm going to wait a bit till getting to this.

Thanks again Guinneth!

Journal Entry 6 by twinkpuddin from Seattle, Washington USA on Wednesday, April 12, 2006
I thought this was a great teen novel, something I would've really enjoyed back in middle or high school. I agree with Guinneth and think the voice is real and honest.

Well, no one's lined up after me so this one will hang out while I figure out what I'm going to do with it.

Thanks again to Guinneth for sharing!!

RELEASE NOTES:

Left with another bookcrosser at a meetup - going somewhere for teens.

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