Peer Pressured Teens: Speak By Laurie Halse Anderson

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Peer Pressured Teens
Peer pressure influences teenagers in a few different ways, such as ditching, drinking, and drugs. I think Laurie Halse Anderson, the author of “Speak,” is saying is that in young teenagers’ lives, they are forced to participate in actions that they do not want to take part in. Melinda Sordino is influenced by peer pressure because she started ditching class (Halse). In the past, I have experienced being pressured to ditch as well. When it comes to peer pressure Melinda and I have ditching in common, but Melinda and I handled our situations very differently (Halse). Melinda handled the pressure where she actually gave into ditching because she was being bullied by her classmates(Halse). Melinda should have confronted

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