Speak: The Graphic Novel
  • Speak: The Graphic Novel
  • Speak: The Graphic Novel
  • Speak: The Graphic Novel
  • Speak: The Graphic Novel
ISBN: 0374300283
EAN13: 9780374300289
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 6, 2018
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 1.18" H x 8.82" L x 6.42" W
Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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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, so 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: The Graphic Novel comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel.

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   Every kid and parent need this book.
For your children, Get This. It is important that our children have people who can tell them about their problems. It is especially important when you are dealing with an attack of any kind.
   Great book for young people dealing with pain and use art to cope
I just bought this book for my daughter because she told me that it is her favorite book and wanted me to read it. Then she had a copy from the library, so it was a perfect Christmas gift. i read this book within a few hours ''. It is a great story for anyone who has ever been sexually assaulted. It is also a great story about dealing with pain through art. And I love that the first two pages are filled with resources for women and girls who have been sexually assaulted. My daughter was not physically assaulted, but I was as a child, and she loves expressing herself through art, so I can understand why she loves it and what she wanted me to read it. They also made a film from this book, which I ordered myself, and I am really looking forward to watching it with her.
The cadence is strong : The storyline is perfectly paced and the character is three dimensional. It is a deep swim into Melinda's mind. She is trying to fit in school... or is she? She has a secret that influenced her deeply. You will be in awe as it unravels all!
Melinda's struggle to speak about the abuse she has suffered is an accurate and powerful depiction of the emotions associated with raped. The author shows just how much a horrifying experience can damage a life and soul. The title is also a play on words and a subtle but wise statement describing the book. Not only is the book written as a graphic novel, but it is also a graphic story in a violent sense. Definitely meant for older teens and adults, but a powerful message for us all. After the abuse, there is hope. There is a recovery.
   A Special Request
This book is enjoyed by my daughter well. She first received a copy at school and loved it so much that she asked me to buy it. This is a rare request, so I did. My daughter had already read it 2 times. The things my daughter says she likes is that it is a graphic novel, so there are pictures in it that make reading the book easier and more interesting. She also said that this book is not good for teens because some of the language used in it is more for little children. This book also inspired her to think about writing her own graphic novels and she has already begun creating her characters.
   Even better than the original!
This version in the graphic novel format is even more convincing, haunting and compelling portrayal of the after effects of date rape. It painfully shows how the inattention of parents and friends feeds into Melinda's isolation and downward spiral. The artwork draws the reader in a stark, relatable way to Melinda's struggle.
   This graphic novel version of Speak is the absolute best thing that could have happened to this book
I read this book for the first time many years ago and periodically because of how much it influenced me. It gave it an edgier and darker feeling without ever feeling too dark. It brings the novel in a new way and makes it accessible to many more readers in a great generation. I can not even express how wonderful this graphic novel is. Consider purchasing this item!
   New life to a wonderful novel
I am so happy to see one of my favorite books given new life with visuals. I know there is a movie, but movies always deviate from the book in some fashion, and I love having the actual words from the novel and the images together. I don 't super love that some things in the pictures have been updated, but they don 't interfere too much with the story.
   It can be healing
When I read it in its original format, this book changed my life, when I was 17. It was the first book I read about rape and the first on the subject since my own episodes years before rape. It damaged and healed, and it hurt. I have known the book since when I knew it would be released as a graphic novel in the USA, I absolutely had to pick it up. It would be only the second time that I experienced the story of Speak. Reading the words was dangerous enough, but having the added weight of illustrations to go along with it made it a completely different kind of painful journey. As hard as it is to read about the theme, I will never regret reading Speak in its novel form, and I will be forever changed and moved by reading it in its graphic novel form.