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Speak: The Graphic Novel

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The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel.

"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 this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless — an 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.

Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak: The Graphic Novel comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel.

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"Unable to tell anyone what actually happened at the party, Melinda withdraws more and more into herself. Rarely speaking, ditching classes, and ignoring school assignments, she spirals downward into apathy and depression.... This potent retelling of the modern classic Speak blends words and images to create magic: a new representation of a teen whose voice is ripped from her, the battles she must wage to find it again, and the triumph of finally being able to speak out." — Kelley Gile, School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 14 and up
Author Laurie Halse Anderson
Illustrator Emily Carroll
ISBN 0374300283
Publication Date Feb 6, 2018
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Language English