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by Laurie Halse Anderson
Realistic Fiction

Review #1
* * * * Stars (Great!)
This book was great. It was about a 15 year old girl (Melinda) who had a horrifying secret about Andy Beast. Then her ex-best friend (Rachel)starts dating him. What will she do – save her ex-best friend from Andy Beast or let Andy Beast do what he did to her?

Review #2
* * * Stars (Pretty good)
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is a novel that tells the story of Melinda after she calls the police at a party and is outcast by all her friends and peers.  Through her artwork at school you can see her emotional journey as she accepts what really happened that day and speaks up about it.