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Speak 20th Anniversary Edition (Kobo eBook)

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A special 20th anniversary edition of the groundbreaking National Book Award Finalist and Michael L. Printz Honor Book with more than 3.5 million copies sold. Speak is a bestselling modern classic about consent, healing, and finding your voice.

"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 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. Now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, Melinda becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it 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—and refuses to be silent.

From Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate Laurie Halse Anderson comes the extraordinary landmark novel that has spoken to millions of readers, been translated into 35 different languages, and was the basis for the major motion picture starring Kristen Stewart. This edition features a new introduction by acclaimed writer, host, speaker, and cultural commentator Ashley C. Ford; an afterword by #1 New York Times-bestselling and multi-award winning author Jason Reynolds; as well as an updated Q&A, resource list, essay, and poem from Laurie Halse Anderson.

Awards and Accolades for Speak:
A New York Times Bestseller
A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature
A Michael L. Printz Honor Book
An Edgar Allan Poe Award Finalist
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
A TIME Magazine Best YA Book of All Time
A Cosmopolitan Magazine Best YA Books Everyone Should Read, Regardless of Age

And don’t miss the critically acclaimed Speak: The Graphic Novel adapted by Laurie Halse Anderson herself, with artwork from Eisner-Award winner Emily Carroll.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780374313395
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: January 15th, 2019
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