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 Fat Lie, Part Of The Nonsense Of High School She Is Friendless, Outcast, Because She Busted An End Of Summer Party By Calling The Cops, So Now Nobody Will Talk To Her, Let Alone Listen To Her As Time Passes, She 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, Refuses To Be Silent, And Thereby Achieves A Measure Of Vindication In Laurie Halse Anderson S Powerful Novel, An Utterly Believable Heroine With A Bitterly Ironic Voice Delivers A Blow To The Hypocritical World Of High School She Speaks For Many A Disenfranchised Teenager While Demonstrating The Importance Of Speaking Up For Oneself
bio stuff Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author whose writing spans young readers, teens, and adults Combined, her books have sold than 8 million copies Her new book, SHOUT, a memoir in verse about surviving sexual assault at the age of thirteen and a manifesta for the MeToo era, has received widespread critical acclaim and appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for seven consecutive weeks.Laurie has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award three times Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists, and Chains was short listed for the prestigious Carnegie medal Laurie was selected by the American Library Association for the 2009 Margaret A Edwards Award and has been honored for her battles for intellectual freedom by the National Coalition Against Censorship and the National Council of Teachers of English.In addition to combating censorship, Laurie regularly speaks about the need for diversity in publishing and is a member of RAINN s National Leadership Council She lives in Philadelphia, where she enjoys cheesesteaks while she writes Find out about Laurie by following her on Twitter at halseanderson, Instagram at halseanderson, and Facebook at lauriehalseanderson, or by visiting her website, madwomanintheforest.com.
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