Book: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
I've been hearing a lot about this book lately, so I nabbed it one day at the library when I happened upon it and read it last week in just a day or so.
It's yet again a story about a girl struggling through high school. Struggling with her friends, her self-esteem, her grades, her parents... every thing. This girl also has a secret, one that we don't learn about until towards the end, but also, one that's quite easy to guess at. This secret has caused the world to fall out from under her and she deals with it mainly by not talking to anyone, the complete opposite of what kids should really do.
I totally enjoyed this book, the style, the characters and the lessons taught.