Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Spea ...more
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the question is born out of true confusion...more
no one ever told him the rules of intimacy
or the law, his dad only talks about condoms
with a "don't get her pregnant" warning
his mom says "talk to your father"
so he watches a lot
This is the story of a girl who lost her voice and wrote herself a new one.I expect I’m one of the only ones reading SHOUT before they’ve read Speak. I’ve had Speak on my ‘I absolutely have to read this book’ list for as long as I can remember but still haven’t read it. I searched my local library for it but they don’t own it. I tried for several years to buy it on Kindle but it wasn’t ...more
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Five trillion stars, Laurie Halse Anderson. ❤❤❤ ...more
This is Laurie's story, about being a survivor, about being a woman, about being an advocate who is passionate about young people, about intellectual freedom, and about being the best people we can all possibly be. It's angry and it's hopeful. It's sad and it's powerful. It's real and raw.
The verse is flawless. It adds movement and clarity. It is exactly what it wants to be: a shout, not a whisper.
Put it on your ...more
Two is the aftermath of the book? Arguing for its existence? A needed conversation that needed more support. P ...more
Written in verse, Laurie Halse Anderson proves once again that through her writing and her novels, she gives many of her silent readers a voice.
Highly recommend reading Speak, Wintergirls, and The Impossible Knife of Memory first, as there are references to those characters and stories in this book.
face my truth
This is not
a resting bitch face
I loved the poems alluding to her other works. A delightful surprise! :)
Using verse to tell this story, no one can deny her command with words and language. It's the thing that readers love about her writing AND listening ...more
This is by far the most enjoyable book I have read this year. I laughed out loud, had tears in my eyes and chills down to my toes. Such is the power of words--at least when they come from from Laurie Halse Anderson. She has secured her spot as my favorite author still. How does she DO it? I am wrecked with jealousy at her stunning talent. But I love her dearly because of the power her words have over me. I will be pondering this read forever!
“As I walk this land with broken dreams
I have visions of many things
But happiness is just an illusion
Filled with sadness and confusion”
-- Jimmy Ruffin, “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted”
“in the name of love
When he was eighteen years old, my father
saw his buddy’s head sliced into two pieces,
sawn just above the eyebrows by an exploding
brake drum, when he was in the middle
of telling a joke.
Anderson’s verse memoir is so raw, and even though parts of it were painful to read, the writing is so beautiful. I want to give it 5 stars, but in part three, there are a few poems about trees that just feel out of place where they are. I’m sure Anderson has a reason for putting them where she did because she is so intentional in her writing, but I didn’t get it. They are beautifully written ...more
like that's going to get them somewhere
Auntie Laurie says follow your nightmares instead
cuz when you figure out what's eating you alive
you can slay it"
I can hear Laurie's voice in every raw, vulnerable word in this book. I am eternally grateful to her for sharing this work with the world. She is a powerhouse of a woman; she speaks the truth; she is not having any of the world's misogyny and she is definitely done with today's relentless rape cu ...more
Laurie Halse Anderson, the author of the widely-read book Speak, tells her own story of rape and how it affected her moving forward with her life in this powerful, emotion-filled memoir. Using poetry as its delivery form, she empowers readers to stand up to sexual violence and tell their own stories. The range of emotions that Anderson hits is so on target; it is at times poignant, at others funny, and still others just make you wa ...more
What I liked most about the memoir is that Anderson is not afraid to voice her opinions on these topics, in fact, she really does "shout. ...more
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The SPEAK graphic novel, illustrated by Emily Carroll, will be published on Feb 6, 2018!
I recently answered all kinds of great questions over at Reddit. Check it out for loads about my writing process and my books:https://www.reddit.com/r/books/commen...
For bio stuff: Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times-bestselling author who wri ...more