"I wasted the last week of August watching bad cartoons. I didn't go to the mall, the lake, or the pool, or answer the phone. I have entered high sch "I wasted the last week of August watching bad cartoons. I didn't go to the mall, the lake, or the pool, or answer the phone. I have entered high school with the wrong hair, the wrong clothes, the wrong attitude, and I don't have anyone to sit with." Why do you think so? because Melinda ruined her friend's party. She called the cops, and everyone thought she did it to break up the party, but that wasn't the reason. She was raped by a senior that swept her off her feet, and everything changed after that. All of this happened in a matter of time, and your life is ruined, all the reader would ask is why? A innocent nice girl, would get drunk and get raped by a jerk that she didn't even know who he was. Nothing that you ever would think would happen,can.
I think a good reason why I love this book Speak is because it relates to real life situations, I think its so interesting. What goes on through the entire book is mainly depression and the way life is going for (Melinda Sordino) in high school. This book has touched readers and made them confess of being raped, and the book inspired readers to just tell someone, or to get help. A part of the book that relates to teenagers. "No I don't want to! " but I can't spit it out. I'm trying to remember how we got on the ground and where the man went and wham! Shirts up, shorts down, and the ground smells wet and dark. I'm not really here, I'm definitely back at Rachael's crimping my hair and gluing on fake nails, and he smells like beer and mean and he hurts me, hurts me, hurts me, and gets up, zips his jeans and smiles" I think that part of the book is very visual and made the ones that have gone through this cry, and ask themselves why this had to happen.
To continue, I think this book is so descriptive because of the figurative language. "A scream--the cops were coming! Blue and cherry lights flashing in the kitchen sink window. Rachael's face-so angry- in mine. Someone slapped me. I crawled out of the room through a forest of legs. Outside, the moon smiled goodbye and slipped away." All the events were really visual, that its like the reader is the main character. "He took my hand and pulled me close to him. I breathed in cologne, and beer and something I couldn't identify. I fit in against his body perfectly, my head level with his shoulder. I was a little dizzy-- I laid my cheek on his chest. He wrapped one arm around my back." In this book, the reader thinks what if they were ever in these shoes, and it makes them think if they ever joked about someone being raped, they won't be joking anymore. Imagine having your life going great during the summer time and that happens to you, and your friendship and whole life falls apart without anyone seeing it. And a new friend that you made in high school didn't wanna hangout with you because your a little depressed.
In a nut shell, the character relates to a lot of people that had a terrible experience physically and emotionally. Another reason why I love this book is because it's well written, the whole plot. About Melinda losing her interest in herself, family, and school, and is abandoned by her friends.Readers access to Melinda's thoughts regarding her actions after struggling with depression and are on the edge of disaster. It could be for children, teenagers, and young adults, people get raped even by a family member. Speak had offered hope to those readers, that she is willing to face emotionally, and yet is being picked on, but copes with her anger. The author Laurie Halse Anderson is a very well written writer, who got her idea of the book from a nightmare she had.She heard a girl crying, and how she started writing the voices she heard in her head. That dream was meant to be, after writing and publishing this book it made a difference in the suffering world that we live in.
In conclusion, I think anyone should read this book, because the reader won't be able to put it down, and one thing goes on to another, and makes them think what if the reader was in this position. Melinda's character is a lot like any other teenager out there. With her not wanting to speak her pain to her family, friends, teachers, and even herself. People in this situation, need to speak up or else it won't go away, they will be stuck with depression, and not living the life they want to. Instead of Melinda having her anger bottled up inside of her, she eventually gets to the point when she stands up for herself. It was easy to tell what fear, pain, and confusion she went through. Anyone who has read this book, they all loved it, and it has reflected their experience and it gives them hope, and after they let it out to someone, it makes them feel better about themselves, Speak is an inspiration. ...more
"Found the two bodies laying in the edge of the water. I covered up their faces...I cried a little when I covered up Buck's face, for he was mighty go"Found the two bodies laying in the edge of the water. I covered up their faces...I cried a little when I covered up Buck's face, for he was mighty good to me." I personally hated the book ... The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. One of the reasons why I hate this book because its confusing just everything, coming all at once. I have to stop and be like "Wait, what's happening here"? Also because of the hill billy like language too. Another reason why I hate it, is because its sad, I don't like that a lot of people die, to me its just slighty annoying about people keep dying, cause you can get also bored with it. The last reason why I hate this book is because its in a different time period, which is not that interesting to me. That it bores me to death. Overall, these are the reasons why I absoultely dislike ... The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. To start off, Huckleberry Finn is confusing because of the way he talk. An example would be "Why, yes dats so; I-I'd done forgot it. A harem's a bo'd'n-house I reckin." LIke that, you can't even make out the words. Another why its confusing is because everything goes from one way to the next. I don't understand what I'm reading half the time, and it annoys me that I'm reading a book that I don't understand clearly. To continue, another reason why I absouletly hate this book is because its pretty sad. I don't like that the fact that main characters keep dying. One after the other, you would probably assume in the next chapter, and the next chapter someone important is just going to end up dying. I don't like this book being that sad. I don't even read depressing, sad, books, so its the first time really ever reading anything like this. Lastly, I also hate this book because of the time period. Wow, the 1850's bores me to tears. I know reading old times is good to read sometimes, by learning about history is good to know, but its not something I would want to read in a heart beat. In conclusion, these are the main reasons why I truly disliked ... The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I hope I made it clear why I never liked it....more