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ravenlee
Inexcusable | Chris Lynch
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Mehso-so

This is hard to pin down. It‘s well-written, the narrator compelling, it‘s important...but I didn‘t like it or enjoy reading it.

Keir is graduating from high school, and everyone will tell you he‘s a good guy. But his senior year becomes a slippery slope of partying and poor decisions, exacerbated by poor parental oversight. Vandalism, harassment, and eventually date rape are all explained away as “misunderstandings.”

Read this after Speak.

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Letora
Speak | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Pickpick

It‘s hard to speak when you‘re drowning.

Melinda‘s Summer before 9th grade was supposed to be a fun time spent with friends. But when she is invited to a senior party, her life changes forever. An upper classmen takes advantage of Melinda and rapes her.
No one should have to feel alone and isolated like Melinda. No one should have to endure the pain this awful act brings. This is a heartbreaking and powerful novel everyone should read.

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kaykay521
Asking For It | Louise O'Neill
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Pickpick

I‘ve actually had this read for about a week now, but I needed time to process. I can‘t say I necessarily enjoyed this book, but it is one that I think everyone should read. It made me angry and sad but I‘m pretty sure that was the point. I am gonna “pick” it mostly bc I think it‘s important we have conversations about consent and rape culture.

Reagan-reads That book really threw me for a loop. I agree that it is an important book, and we need to have those conversations, but man, what a tough read. 6d
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kcaffyn5
Speak | Laurie Halse Anderson
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This book gives me the chills as i read it! it‘s a very powerful read. It tackles tough subjects that relate to real world problems. Melinda Sordino dealt with a lot going through this high school, her dad was an alcoholic, she got sexually assulted at a freshman party. Kids at her school bullied her and she didn‘t know how to cope with it as she began to isolate herself. This powerful story has an important lesson: Never be afraid to speak up!!

kcaffyn5 The genre of this book is realistic fiction. I recommend this book to anyone that likes books about teenagers stressful life‘s and exspecially too anyone that has dealt with some traumatic events, or anyone who is healing from a traumatic past. I think this book will give people motivation to stick up for their selfs! 💗 1w
MissYaremcio This is such a good review! I love this book and am so glad you are liking it!! 1w
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miguelcdelara
Speak | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Date: 10/24/19 - 11/14/19
Genre: Fiction
I chose this book because I didn't have a wide variety of books in my home, so I decided to ask my teacher for one. This tells of a girl, Melinda Sordino going into high school as one of the most disrespected people. Why? Because she called the cops on that one, crazy night. This book tells us how Melinda gets her voice back through speaking out to what exactly happened at this party.

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Panisaaa
Speak | Laurie Halse Anderson

Genre: Fiction
Book started: 11/20/19
Book completed: 11/20/19
Chosen: The cover of the book
SUmmary: Melinda is an outsider, and has just started freshman year. She's constantly bullied at school because of an incident that occured at a party. People at school call her a freak and hate on her, but don't know the truth of what really happened. Melinda can't find words to speak about the incident, so she's quiet and stays to herself.

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kspenmoll
Speak | Laurie Halse Anderson
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#bannedbook #GratefulReads
Some of the #bannedbooks my son read in HS.

Reviewsbylola I read quite a few of those in HS too. Speak is so fantastic. 3w
OriginalCyn620 Awesome choices! 3w
Suet624 I didn‘t know Tim O‘Brien‘s book was banned! 3w
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Lita.B867
Speak | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Melinda has been going to this school with the same people for years except it feels like she is new here some tragic events had happened that have stopped her ability to ‘speak‘ will she find her voice or will she cry in silence

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Samplergal
Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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Omg. Run to get this book. So powerful. I‘m not yet finished but it‘s totally a five star book. She‘s a good writer and tells it EXACTLY how it feels. #BrockTurner #rape

squirrelbrain I read an article about this book recently, I think in the Sunday Times. It really made me want to read the book.... 1mo
Samplergal @squirrelbrain it‘s not easy, but wow. She‘s DONE with victim blaming. Powerful. 1mo
JenReadsAlot Do you recommend the audio? 1mo
Samplergal I do! She reads it and it‘s not emotional, yet powerful. 1mo
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NahanDancause
Speak | Laurie Halse Anderson
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2# Speak is about girl a named Melinda who called the cops because she got raped at a party and every one was mad at her because they thought that she called the cops because there was a party. The pacing is kinda slow but it is worth the wait. If you like books that are intentive and deal with serious topics, tihs is angoos book for you

MissYaremcio This is such a powerful novel, but I haven't read the graphic novel adaptation of it! I might have to do that! Keep up the good work! 1mo
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