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Speak

Laurie Halse Anderson's story of social isolation in the wake of sexual assault is brought to life as a graphic novel with illustrations by Emily Carroll.

Laurie Halse Anderson, illustrated by Emily Carroll

The critically acclaimed, award-winning modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel.

"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 — an outcast — because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel. (From Farrar Straus & Giroux)

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