Speak is by Laurie Halse Anderson. A must read masterpiece! Melinda is just entering high school, and if that's not hard enough she's a total outcast. She called the cops on a party in August and her friends hate her. She decides it's safer to be alone, but is it? There is something she's trying hard to forget, but it keeps haunting her. Will she be able to overcome her fears and find herself again? A wonderful and touching tale of overcoming tragedy and the need to speak out. A must read for all!
Ratings: 9th grade - 10 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content).