Speak Book Report

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IB3 The book I read was Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. I would give this book 4 out of five stars. I would recommend this book to others. It was very relatable because Melinda Sordino is a teen who is just about to enter high school. She faces a lot of problems that I can relate to. The way the author wrote it made it very understandable considering I am about to enroll into high school and be in ninth grade in less than a year. What I also liked was that although it was from a teen’s point of view, it wasn’t simple. What I mean by simple is Anderson keeps the story intriguing. I didn’t want to put it down. The plot had me engaged from the first chapter. I wanted Melinda to work through the hurt of losing her best friend and not wanting to…show more content…
She struggled with school like I have sometimes. She refuses to speak most of the time and she misbehaves in ways to try to give meaning to her life or to avoid the pain she feels deeply. Her grades start dropping and she loses interest in almost everything. I had to keep a secret once. A secret I felt like I couldn’t tell anyone because of the fear that if I told my whole family would hate me. I know what a terrible feeling it is to have to hide from the truth. To have the fear of being judged for someone else’s actions. Melinda had to try to turn invisible and ignore people laughing t her. She had to go through the struggle of a home, school, and social life. This is why I loved this book. Sometimes I want to be invisible, but others won’t let me. Melinda goes through this every day. I kept reading and reading because I wanted her to have the happy ending she deserved. Figurative Language: Personification- the attribution of human nature or character to animals, inanimate objects, or abstract notions, especially as a rhetorical figure. “Homework is not an option. My bed is sending out serious nap rays. I can't help myself. The fluffy pillows and warm comforter are more powerful than I am. I have no choice but to snuggle under the covers.” This is giving human characteristics to the bed and
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