Speak is a book written about the internal and external conflicts that protagonist, Melinda faces after being raped by Andy Evans (“IT”) and hated by her peers for ruining an end-of-summer party. This has traumatized Melinda and she is too afraid to speak up. Anderson enhances the big theme of sadness and depression through similes, metaphors,
Apart from that, in resolving slightly similar case study of 18 years old student was referred in view of her request for termination of pregnancy. She was gang-raped and found out she is pregnant. She was emotionally very disturbed and socially withdrawn following the incident. In addition, she was also depressed with insomnia, poor appetite and had significant weight loss. She felt hopeless and worthless but not having suicidal ideation.
The novel Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, is about a girl named Melinda, who shows signs of depression throughout the story. She has no friends and is hated by people she doesn’t even know. This is because she called the cops at a party, where she was raped. Anderson includes literary elements to show how Melinda is depressed. Throughout the novel, she uses many different literary elements to show Melinda’s conflict.
The life of a teenager is not always as easy as it seems, especially when your parents are at your bag all the time, worrying if you are verbally abusing, disrespectful, unprotected, taking bad decisions or depressed. Rachel Cusk who is an author of novels and books of non-fiction wrote the article Mothers and teenagers: a modern tragedy in The Times on April 5, 2015. In the article, she discusses the relationship between parents and teenagers in her point of view. She got two daughters and she is very aware of how "hard" the teenage life is and the transformation from child to adult. But are teenagers really such a nightmare, as other parents think?
Casie and Lia have always gone through harsh times, but when they get in one fight their friendship ends leaving the two girls alone. This is a novel every teen should read with depressed main charecters, a theme, the importance of being awear of teens with mental illnesss and depression and a twist turning
Melinda gets depressed and starts expressing her pain through stuff like biting her lips and her nails, and not talking. At the end of the story she finally found her voice and was able to stand up for herself. In the beginning, Melinda didn't talk to anyone, barely even to her parents. She says, “I have tried so hard to forget every second of that stupid party and here I am in the middle of a hostile crowd that hates me for what I had to do. I can't tell them what really happened” (Anderson, 28).
He wants what he wants for him not for the good of the society in the book. Readers can also connect to Matched because it is about a teen girl trying to figure out what to do in this world and who she wants to love. It tells of her struggles and what she does to get over them and about defying all the rules and leaving her family along the way. She loses many friends and loved ones and i think this is why teens relate to it so much. As one can see, dystopian books relate to young readers a lot more than other books and this is why they are so
Blanche mostly met strangers that were still during their teens, because she wanted to feel younger than what she was, and for that reason she was kicked out of her school teacher career. One of the mental health problems that Blanche might suffer from having ‘Fantasy Prone Personality’, which is a mental health issue in which the patient lives in a fantasy world where everything twists in their favor. Blanche shows most but not all of the traits of such personality, and she also showcases bipolar
The Wounded Heart The book The Wounded Heart is a book written for the purpose of offering hope for adult victims of childhood sexual abuse. The book examines the reality there are so many victims of sexual abuse who are now adults, and are still suffering the consequences of the abuse they encounter as child, and how these sexual abuse have not only destroy their trust in people, but it has damage their current relationships, how it has impacted their dreams for the future, it has caused people to suffer from anxiety, depression, stress, anger, how it has made them feel with a sense of guilt and shame, even though it was not their fault. This book takes a look at the issues related to sexual abuse, while also looking for God for peace and
Dana’s history of maltreatment, both from her birth family and foster families, may have been the cause of the lengthy list of social problems that followed. Poor outcomes are associated with children who are abused, runaway, and have a drug dependency problem. Literature has shown that children who are sexually abused as children have high risk of being a victim of commercial sexual exploitation, become addicts, and becoming pregnant as adolescents. Foster parents are supposed to protect children, yet Dana was exposed to additional abuse in out of home care. She was reunified to her parents yet they were unable to protect her from becoming a CSEC victim.