Laurie Halse Anderson Peer Pressure

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Peer pressure influence teenagers to drink because many teens feel like they won 't fit in with their friends if they don 't do it .I think that Laurie Halse Anderson, the author of “Speak” , is saying that something bad can happen if you get peer pressured into do something bad. In the book, Melinda Sordino is influenced by peer pressure to drink alcohol because one of her friends is telling her to drink at a party . (Halse). I experienced peer pressure one time to drink, but I didn’t want to because something bad would happen. We both have in common that we are getting pressured to do something that’s bad, however, we responded differently since she gave nt into pressure, but I didn’t (Halse). Melinda handles the pressure

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