Speak begins at a party. Speak wraps around a time when we transition from Junior High to High School. Speak is a story of a girl who lost her voice due to an unspeakable act. Speak is her journey to find her voice again, to heal, to refusing to be a victim.
Laurie Halsie Anderson writes a compelling story that doesn’t shuffle away from the negative reactions and poor decisions of friends and family. This story has been out some time but I continue to recommend it to anyone who likes to read a story that is real, a story that one can sink their fingers into, a story where one can feel the emotions of the main character.
And if you are not a reader, Speak is also a movie, well done, closely written to the novel.