This novel delves into the mind of a freshman girl weaving her way into high school with no friends. Melinda Sordino struggles to survive as she hangs on to a secret that threatens to tear her apart.
Laurie Halse Anderson
Anderson was born in Potsdam, New York in 1961. She wrote for The Philadelphia Inquirer and went on to write several inspiring young adult novels. Speak is the book that shot her to fame. Her stories touch the hearts of young adults. While controversy has followed her novels, she has dared to continue to speak on behalf of many.