Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is a Young Adult Fiction book. Speak, told by Melinda Sordino, is about facing the traumas of high school. Before Freshman year, Melinda goes to a party, in which she calls the cops. Therefore, no one talks to her, not even her best friend. At that party, an older guy raped Melinda, so when she goes back to school, she is continually haunted by the guy. But, when she learns to speak for not only herself, but many other teenagers, things change.
Speak is a very powerful book, in which there are very important lessons and topics. I enjoyed reading this book because it gave me inspiration. I’m not much of a talker, and this helped me realize that people can change from an introvert to an extrovert. I really loved the plot as well! Speak is really a masterpiece. I love the cover. It looks pretty, and the colors bring out the title.