speak

Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even 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. This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults across the country.

It was about a month ago I read this, and I forgot to review it, so thought I would do it now. I loved this book, it was well written and dealt with a difficult topic well. Not just the topic but the aftermath. How people deal with it, I am sure is different for everyone, but a high schooler who didn’t tell anyone and has become an outcast, it is very difficult.

I loved the ending, that it all came right in the end and Melinda will soon have a semblance of normal again.

4 out of 5 stars

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