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Speak - October 27th 2010, 02:30 AM

Has anyone read this book by Laurie Halse Anderson? I find it pretty amazing, we're reading it in school, and it's the first school book I've liked since kindergarten. I suggest it to anyone!
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Re: Speak - October 27th 2010, 02:52 AM

I haven't read it, but I watched the movie, the movie was good



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Re: Speak - October 27th 2010, 03:08 AM

I want to read it actually, saw the movie!




   
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Re: Speak - October 27th 2010, 07:57 AM

Yes I've read it back in my Freshmen year in High School and I've seen the movie aas well, kristen Stewart was the main character in that movie.


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Re: Speak - October 27th 2010, 11:04 AM

I have't read it but it's been on my to-read for ages.
   
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Re: Speak - October 27th 2010, 11:52 AM

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Re: Speak - October 27th 2010, 12:17 PM

I haven't seen the movie yet, because my teacher says it's horrible :P
But once I'm done with the book (about 30 more pages) I'll rent it.


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Re: Speak - October 27th 2010, 12:47 PM

I love the movie and book.


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Re: Speak - October 29th 2010, 01:29 PM

I've been meaning to read it for ages. Watched the movie though. Thought it was good.


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Re: Speak - November 3rd 2010, 09:48 AM

Honestly, I can't stand Laurie Halse Anderserson. She takes extremely serious issues and misrepresents them. Her writing is immature and unrealistic. Speak isn't as awful as Winter Girls, but it's still pretty bad. Sorry to any of you who liked it.


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Re: Speak - November 6th 2010, 06:52 AM

I haven't read it, but I've been meaning to for a while.


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Re: Speak - November 7th 2010, 05:12 AM

I really liked the book and movie quite a bit.


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Re: Speak - November 7th 2010, 10:48 PM

I read it after I saw the movie. Both were truly amazing but what I loved about the book was how Anderson broke every single rule that they teach when it comes to writing: she used run-on sentences, script format, and other issues. It was great.

And then the story was just as great too. She really got into the head of Melinda and it was as if you were going through the motions with her.
   
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Re: Speak - November 7th 2010, 10:55 PM

I read the book a while ago, but I remember really liking it.
It was a pretty good book.


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Re: Speak - November 7th 2010, 11:20 PM

It was really interesting for me, if only because it was my first taste of "teen lit." I was in 7th or 8th grade when I read it for the first time. It made me think a lot. I was already in that quiet, introspective phase anyway. I just thought "...whoa." It made me feel cool, like I was being told someone's adultlike secret. I thought the movie did a good job of recreating it.
   
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Re: Speak - November 14th 2010, 02:38 AM

I remeber reading that my freshman year of high school Icould really relate to that one teacher hating melinda no matter what she did even when she was trying to the right thing. I liked the movie too I think thats one of the other movies I liked kirstein stewart in next to the Runaways she protrayed melinda very well.
   
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Re: Speak - November 23rd 2010, 01:00 PM

i haven't seen the movie but i didn't really like the book. the main character (Melinda?) annoyed me a LOT.
   
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Re: Speak - November 29th 2010, 12:00 AM

I've been wanting to read it for awhile too!


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