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Speak: The Graphic Novel
Speak: The Graphic Novel | Laurie Halse Anderson
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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 friendlessan outcastbecause 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 Speak: The Graphic Novel comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel.
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kadynfellger7
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#1 I like the book because it‘s entertaining and i like the different teachers and all there different personalities. Melinda is the main character and she is a big fat liar and lost all of her friends and now she has no friends to hangout with anymore and people like to pick on her all the time in school and then she goes home and talks bad about herself.

MissYaremcio I really loved this book, but was curious if the graphic novel has done it justice! Glad to hear that you are enjoying it thus far! 1mo
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nelehelen
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4/5
I haven‘t read the book but finished the graphic novel and now I definitely want to read the book. Heartbreaking and powerful, the illustrations added an extra layer of emotion for me. Perfect little read for my camping trip.

Pictured: Dazzy and the awesome wine tumbler I got from @guinsgirlreads for #SSGP! 😘

#DogsofLitsy

Stacypatrice Dazzy is so cute!!!! 2mo
nelehelen @Stacypatrice thank you!! 😊😊😊 1mo
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nelehelen
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My husband and I went camping to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. He said I‘m the only person he knows that packs 4 books while going away for 2 nights. I said I can show him hundreds of others! 🤣 I did only end up taking 3, which I thought showed great self-restraint! This photo pretty much sums up my perfect vacation: woods, wine and books!

Bookwormjillk Happy anniversary! 2mo
UwannaPublishme 😁👍🏻📚 Happy Anniversary! 2mo
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CraftyBookNerd1
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Wow, what a powerful book depicted in illustrations. Reading this reminded me a lot of reading “Thirteen Reasons Why.” It also serves to be a book that I need to read vs. just reading the graphic novel. I am so glad that Melinda stood up to her attacker and was able to make the perfect tree for her art class. Finding her voice was hard to do, but she found it and is a force to reckon with. A must-read!
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Catsandbooks
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 4.5 /5 stars Fantastic graphic novel and Link agrees! I haven't read the actual novel version, but this was quite a powerful read. Everyone should read this, especially young people when talking about consent. I wish there was a little more detail but maybe that is in the book.
#catsoflitsy

rretzler 😻 4mo
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Lindy
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Just announced: Laurie Halse Anderson & Emily Carroll have won the SEE-IT award. (Sorry for the crappy screenshot above. I haven‘t figured out how to include a link to the full press release with comments from one of the jurors.) I‘m very pleased to see the recognition for this wonderful adaptation of an important novel. #graphicnovel

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kaykay521
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I read the original Speak many years ago when I too was also a teenager. Melinda‘s journey from quiet scared kid to empowered young woman is still as heartbreaking now as it was 15 years ago. Speak is one of my all time favorite YA novels and the updated graphic novel breathes new life into it.

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quirkyreader
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Today‘s scores from Summit Comics located in Lansing, MI.

Eyelit Nice! 6mo
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Mimi28
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Almost got my mom to read this book today!! Almost!! Lol, we were in a doctor‘s waiting room and it seemed like everyone had service but us!! Don‘t you hate it when that happens!!! 🙄🤬Lol I want her to read it and tell me about it because I‘m afraid it will be too triggering for me 😞 Here‘s #Stormy #catsoflitsy she actually turned around and kind of snuggled up to the book!! Lol. Have a nice day!! ✌🏽❤️

Mimi28 Cell phone service, lol 6mo
Dragon 😻 6mo
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SilverShanica
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A graphic adaptation of Laurie‘s YA novel, this book took my heart and squeezed it dry. Once I started I literally could not put this book down, I absolutely had to finish the journey. It is a story about pain, fear, violation and depression. It is a story about reclaiming your power and your voice. It is a story about healing and finding your strength. It is powerful and heartbreaking and uplifting. It is a book every teen should read.

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Twocougs
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Nicely done adaption of a heart wrenching story.

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hwestfall
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This was a powerful book!

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hwestfall
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It is really good so far.

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LoverofLit
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Powerful and beautifully poetic. The words "undersnow dormancy" used on this page took my breath away. For any survivor that's struggled to heal after an act of violence, this book will resonate and feel a little like balm to your soul. Halse Anderson did a wonderful job writing it and Emily Carrol did an equally amazing job illustrating it. 5 stars.
#Booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Beautiful review!! I choose the same GN and thought the illustrations were fantastic 7mo
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LoverofLit
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The first sign of depressiom or trauma in teens is very commonly anger 💔

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LoverofLit
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FINALLY! I've been begging my favorite podcast, Pop Psych 101, on all forms of social media to do an epsiode on this graphic novel and they announced today it will be their next podcast episode so I'm officially considering this my #podcastpick for #Booked2019 🙌 ❤ Excited to read this this weekend 😊 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I used this for my #Booked2019 #GNorComic choice 🧡It was very powerful and really well done 7mo
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Lindy
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Originally published 20 years ago, this #graphicnovel adaptation with art by #Canadian cartoonist Emily Carroll brings this YA classic into the 21st century by including the internet & cell phones. A girl is raped at a party the summer before Grade 9, then ostracized because she called the police. She doesn‘t talk about what happened to her, becomes withdrawn & barely speaks at all. It‘s a moving story, based on the author‘s own experience.💔

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Lindy
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“The student council started a counter-petition, describing the psychological harm we have all suffered from this year‘s lack of identity.”

The repeatedly changing school mascot is a welcome running gag, adding levity to the serious content.

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JessiB
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Getting ready to start this. Cannot wait!

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Lindy
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“April is a warm, moldy washcloth of a month.”
Maybe in some places, but it‘s still pretty chilly in Edmonton. Snow today.

booksandsympathy Warm here, but dry. 8mo
twohectobooks April is one of my favourite months! And I‘m not too sure about that cold air is easier to breathe statement! 8mo
Lindy @twohectobooks Happy April to you! I don‘t know if it‘s what the author meant, but I personally tend to feel more alive when I‘m breathing cold air. My favourite air for breathing, however, is humid but not overly warm, such as the air in Hawaii near the ocean. 8mo
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megnews
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Gut-wrenching. I did not read the original #ya novel prior to reading this #graphicnovel. The illustrations were powerful.
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Book 110/165 4/1/19

Naj There's a really good movie adaptation also, starring Kristen Stewart. I saw the movie before reading the book and loved both. 8mo
megnews @naj I had no idea this had been made into a movie. Definitely going to check it out. Thanks for letting me know 8mo
Naj @megnews Hope you like it 😊 8mo
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The betrayal of silence

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Lindy
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“Wombats! …because no one knows what they are.” Ha! Wombats recently came up in conversation and it‘s true that not everyone knew what they are.

(Oops. I‘m reposting this under the correct title.)

KathyR Nobody in my VIFF volunteer group knew what they were either. And, I had to look up what a wombat was again after reading your post 😉. 8mo
Lindy @KathyR 😆 8mo
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Lindy
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I love the part in this book where a brave student takes action to protest a bigoted history teacher.

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irasobrietate
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I've been meaning to reread Speak, so when I saw this graphic novel at the library, it was the kick in the pants I needed to come back to this story. I hate how relevant and timely this book still feels twenty years later.

I loved the illustrations, even though they often ventured into body horror (it works with the plot, but it's a huge squick of mine 😕). Melinda's art was so much more present in this edition. Overall super great book.

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UnabridgedPod
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I haven't read Speak in a while. Wow. The graphic novel interpretation is brilliant, with the art reinforcing Melinda's turmoil in the year after her rape. Anderson's story is powerful in its restraint in portraying Melinda's isolation and eventual strength. Brilliant.⠀

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UnabridgedPod
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I haven't read Speak in a while. Wow. The graphic novel interpretation is brilliant, with the art reinforcing Melinda's turmoil in the year after her rape. Anderson's story is powerful in its restraint in portraying Melinda's isolation and eventual strength. Brilliant.

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aroc
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Read this one while the little one was resting.

I read this novel back in high school and it was intense. But seeing it in images was more intense. I loved that the images were black and white. It added to feeling of silence and shame. An amazing new way to get people to speak.

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Cinfhen
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I appreciated both what the author and illustrator created. The simple sparse sentence structure framed by the black & white drawings were highly effective. There was a lot of bravery and compassion on these pages. That being said, I don‘t think I‘m a fan of this medium. While I respect & applaud the creativity , I don‘t necessarily enjoy the product. Definitely #ItsMeNotYou
#Booked2019 #GNorComic
TW: Rape

TrishB Same! Hubby got To Kill A Mockingbird GN for Christmas- I think that may be my choice! Eventually! 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage GNs are as different as other books. I‘ve loved some and thought others were truly dull. Glad you ✔️ off the prompt, though! 10mo
Cinfhen I‘ve tried about a dozen now and it just doesn‘t connect with me as a reader @BarbaraTheBibliophage @TrishB but I‘m happy to pick one up every now & then! And extra props because it was from the library 💝💝💝 10mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Ah well, then it‘s just not your thing. Thank goodness for libraries. 10mo
Cinfhen No, not yet but I am curious! @Leftcoastzen 10mo
Leftcoastzen One more before you throw in the towel???😂 10mo
Blaire I‘m with you - I‘ve tried quite a few graphic novels and even when I appreciate them none have ever caused me to seek them out. ive only picked them up for challenges. I don‘t think I have the eye for taking in whatever the pictures add. (edited) 10mo
MandellaL I didn't know this existed! I love the novel and have a copy that it is constant use in my classroom (even though I require parental permission to borrow it). Maybe I need to look into adding this one for my graphic novel crowd. 10mo
Cinfhen Yes!!! It‘ll be the straw that broke the camel‘s back @Leftcoastzen 🐫🐪🐫🐫🐪 10mo
Cinfhen I think teens will find this GN very relatable @MandellaL but I think you‘re right @Blaire I probably don‘t have the eye for it either. 10mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve been meaning to read this version. 10mo
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ErinC
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Book number 3 done for #24in48. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I read Speak in college 15 years ago. The graphic version brings even more power to Melinda‘s story and her story is more relevant and urgent than ever in this era of #metoo.

Hoopiefoot I didn‘t realize this was also a graphic novel. I‘m going to have to check it out!! 10mo
ErinC @Hoopiefoot do! It is so well done. 10mo
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ErinC
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#24in48 hour 6 challenge. Two great dedications! The top from Ghost Boys and the bottom from the Speak Graphic Novel. Both fill me with hope. @24in48

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hermyknee
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Ahhh thank you so much @TheBookHippie - my students are going to LOVE these graphic novels! I can‘t wait to take them in tomorrow 😍😍😍🙌🏽♥️🤗 I really appreciate you sending them for my classroom!

TheBookHippie YAY!!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️The discussions should be really good. 10mo
hermyknee @TheBookHippie my students already checked them out from my classroom library! 😂 10mo
TheBookHippie @hermyknee Oh my HEART ❤️📖 this makes me so happy ❤️ 10mo
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I am not usually a graphic novel person, but this one was not bad. It sheds some light on rape. I just wish the main character would have spoke up more.

bookishkris But that‘s the whole point . . . 🤷‍♀️ 10mo
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LoverofLit
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I made out like a fat cat! Merry Christmas everyone! 😍🎄

GypsyKat Nice haul! Merry Christmas! 🎄 11mo
Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄! 💚🐉 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice haul ! ❤💚 11mo
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LoverofLit @GypsyKat @Dragon Thank you and Merry Christmas to you as well! 11mo
LoverofLit @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I was super impressed with the hubs ☺ Thanks! 11mo
sudi Merry Christmas 🎄 11mo
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Krisjericho
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Stunning. I think this is one case where the graphic adaptation may actually be better than the original novel. There is something so powerful with art being such a large part of the story to SEE this. It is evocative and expressive in a way that captures something that even the wonderful book did not. Highly recommend.

Pasteluniverse I had no idea this existed! Looks amazing, I loved the original book 📖 (edited) 12mo
Lchnessmnstr The art is SO good! 10mo
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GirlNamedJesse
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Emily Carroll is the only artist who could do this story justice. It is still as heartbreaking and invigorating as ever. Now I want to reread the original and rewatch the movie. Love, love, love. 🌳

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Mowen036
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Beautiful book...it‘s okay to speak even when you don‘t have the words to say if. Now to find my actual copy of speak and read it!

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MaggieCarr
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Thanks to the literacy advocates who have boldly championed SPEAK through countless censorship challenges that have helped change the national conversation about teen sexual violence; now several decades later, and the content is still relevant, and can be seen on stage, in film and gloriously as a graphic novel. Art and artistic expression play a significant part of Melinda transition from traumatized victim to empowered survivor. #stackthis

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SarahBradley
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Intense imagery-gut-wrenching narrative.

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candority
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This is a powerful graphic novel, with incredible illustrations. Emily Carroll is able to draw how emotions feel, and can convey so much through her art. This graphic novel deals with heavy topics in a way that is both beautiful and heartbreaking. And this heartbreak is often subtle, like in the sentence pictured above.

I read the original novel years ago and the graphic novel edition is just as good!

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tammysue Great haul! 13mo
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jessreadsbooks88
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I have loved the book Speak since I was a teenager. I am so grateful that Anderson decided to bring it to life in graphic novel form because it was like getting read it for the first time again. :D

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Skygoddess1
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Got to meet Laurie Halse Anderson today at my local library. She was here to talk about her novel “Speak”, the new “Speak Graphic Novel” and a little about her own experiences. Such an amazing afternoon, I could listen to her talk all day. She was even kind enough to give me some book recs while signing my books. #speakup #endrapeculture

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How many of you read Speak years and years ago???? Laurie Halse Anderson was in Denver at the Tattered Cover tonight. She is intense and intelligent and inspiring and has no problem telling you the honest truth. Also Speak is a graphic novel now 😍😍😍

Meghagrawal I loved Speak!😍 14mo
Smartypants A great piece of art! My son loved it too when he was 14. 14mo
HLouiseM Speak was the first book that made me punch the air & shout “Yes!” at the climax! (I was 14). 👏 14mo
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Erinreadsthebooks I love her! She spoke at a conference for NC librarians and was so well-spoken and motivating and lovely. 14mo
AsYouWish I love Speak! It is a book I have reread many times. 14mo
tammysue Great photo! Daughter and I both loved reading Speak. 14mo
Carolhreads Speak was an amazing book I need to reread that book again and then she came out with another book I want to say it was called chains I want to read that one too 14mo
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Cityofamber
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Finished this for book club.

Linsy Love that cover! 💚 1y
Book_Fairy_Mary I've been wanting to check this one out. I loved the novel, so I'm eager to see how it is graphic novel format. 1y
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nikirtehsuxlol
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I‘ve been on a graphic novel kick the past few days. I own this book but saw the graphic novel version at the library and couldn‘t resist checking it out.

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PatienceFortitude
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I never read the original novel. I think the graphic novel form really worked well to tell a complex and painful story, and to evoke Melinda‘s inner voice. Because so much is about art, the graphic novel format works especially well, I think. At times, reading this was brutal... be warned

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