Brief Summary And Symbols In Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak

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Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel: Speak, it’s an incredible narrative that tells the story of Melinda Sordino, a grade nine girl who was raped at the age of thirteen during a party. The novel has wonderful amount of details and symbols that explain how Melinda is slowly able to surpass the fears of her past and create a better life. Nonetheless, on the movie directors decided to cut off some of these important details that were fundamental to understand the story. In particular, one of the most obvious modifications make in the movie is the school’s mascot change. In the novel the mascot changes five times, and it represents Melinda’s life. For example, when the school board decides to change Wombats by Hornets, Melinda reacts uneasily because
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