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Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson (Paperback)

The Graphic Novel

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Resonant and fiercely authentic. This timely, critically acclaimed and award-winning modern classic about a high school sexual assault is now a powerful graphic novel.

Product Details

22 Aug 2019
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Laurie Halse Anderson
Laurie Halse Anderson
Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
The Graphic Novel
Paperback / softback
Hachette Children's Group
Number of Pages
234 x 153 x 153mm (214g)


Resonant and fiercely authentic. This timely, critically acclaimed and award-winning modern classic is now a powerful graphic novel.

'I said no.'

Melinda is an outcast at Merryweather High. Something happened over the summer - something bad - and now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen. So what's the point in speaking at all?

Through her work on an art project, Melinda is finally able to face what really happened that night. But before she can make peace with the ghosts of the past, she has to confront the reality of the present - and stop someone who still wishes to do her harm. Only words can save her. She can't stay silent. Not any more.

'With the rise of women finding their voices and speaking out about sexual assault in the media, this should be on everyone's radar... Powerful, necessary, and essential.' Kirkus

Picture Fiction

General Subject
Graphic Novels
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Physical & Emotional Abuse (see also Social Issues / Sexual Abuse)
BIC Classification 1
Comic strip fiction / graphic novels (Children's / Teenage)
BIC Classification 2
Personal & social issues (Children's / Teenage)
Children / Juvenile

Author Bio

Laurie Halse Anderson (Author)
Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times-bestselling author, known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity. Her work has earned numerous awards and accolades.

Laurie was the proud recipient of the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award given by YALSA division of the American Library Association for her 'significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature'.

Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. She and her husband, Scot, plus dogs Kezzie and Thor, and assorted chickens and other critters enjoy country living and time in the woods. When not writing or hanging out with her family, you can find Laurie training for marathons or trying to coax tomatoes out of the rocky soil in her backyard. You can follow her adventures on Twitter, http://twitter.com/halseanderson, and on her blog, http://madwomanintheforest.com/blog/.

Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
Emily Carroll is a Canadian comics author from Ontario. Carroll began her career making short webcomics, and gained recognition with the horror comic His Face All Red. Carroll is the author of Through the Woods, Ann by the Bed and Beneath the Dead Oak Tree. She has won several prestigious awards for her work, including the Eisner and Ignatz.