Laurie Halse Anderson Speak Analysis

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Laurie Halse Anderson is the author of “Speak.” The main character is Melinda, and she goes to Merryweather High School. She has no friends, and her old friends are mad at her.She is an outcast at the school.The author wants Melinda to speak about her problems to somebody.
Throughout the book Melinda has problems with her family. For example, they don 't communicate with her and instead choose to just communicate by writing notes to one another. Also, her parents are disappointed with her grades. They also are constantly arguing with each other. Furthermore, she also has problems with her friends .A problem with Melinda 's friends is that she gets annoyed with Heather because she talks way too much. Also, most of her old friends don 't talk
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