Welcome to Dragging Up the Past, where we are going to spotlight not necessarily old books but books that don’t get as much attention as they deserve. Hopefully this is going to become a every Tuesday thing. With a different book and a different Blogger every week.
This week’s Dragging Up the Past is by me!
Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson
I know this book gets a lot of attention. Most everyone has read it. It deserves all the awards and attention it can get because it is truly an incredible book. So this post is for the few people that haven’t read this book.
Speak is the story of Melinda Sordino who called the cops on a end of the summer party. Now all her friends hate her. Melinda is left to navigate her first year of high school completely alone. That’s the best way to keep her horrifying secret anyway.
I read this book when I was in 6th grade! It was the most amazing book I had ever read. I think I read it every 3 or 4 months until high school. It’s still one of the most amazing books I have ever read.
Melinda the narrator is so troubled but so easy to relate to. At least she was for me as a young girl. She is dealing with this terrible secret and distancing herself from everyone but there are these moments of dry sarcastic humor in the book that I love so much.
Laurie Halse Anderson’s writing is utterly incredible. Just look at all the awards this book has won to prove it. If you haven’t read this book I suggest you rectify that immediately.
On a side note: There is a Lifetime movie made from this book. Kristen Stewart plays Melinda. It’s actually pretty decent….for a Lifetime movie. It reruns all the time so if you get a chance check it out too.
I would like to have a different Blogger highlighting a book every week. So if you would like to write a post for this feature please e-mail me at pureimagination77(at)gmail(dot)com