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The Resource Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson

Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson

Label
Speak
Title
Speak
Statement of responsibility
Laurie Halse Anderson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Speak up for yourself - we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows that this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and is is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In this powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself
Awards note
Michael L. Printz Honor Book, 2000
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Young Adult
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • High schools
  • Schools
  • Emotional problems of teenagers
  • Rape
  • Emotional problems of teenagers
  • High schools
  • Rape
  • Schools
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Michael L. Printz Honor Book, 2000
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm40298254
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9781404610729
Lccn
98031933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)40298254
Label
Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson
Link
Publication
Note
Michael L. Printz Honor Book, 2000
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm40298254
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9781404610729
Lccn
98031933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)40298254

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