Title: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Call number: AND
Location: L5 Centre Wing Fiction Shelves

Reviewed by: Josephine Goh (3rd year SHS student)
Rating: 9/10

It’s a vividly compelling story about a ninth grader who attended a party with a group of friends, then ends up getting rape by a senior from the party. She is unable to report what had happened to her (you’ll find out why as you read the story). Eventually being tormented by self as friends, family misunderstood and ignores her, eventually becoming the school outcast. Her parents are not very helpful either. So pre- occupied with their own lives thus leaving her to suffer more in her own world. Soon, she found a way to express her feelings..through art. This is definitely a good read for anyone seeking to understand the woes and depair of a child in being left isolated in the depths of solitude with nobody to turn to in times of despair.