Speak By Laurie Halse Anderson Summary

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The book I am responding to is called Speak written by Laurie Halse Anderson. This book is about a teenage girl named Melinda Sordino, who begins her high school year with a big secret. Over the summer she and her friends went to a party where Melinda was raped, she called the police, causing her friends and everyone at the party to reject her. Later Melinda befriends a girl named Heather, a new student at her school.

The purpose of Heather’s character is to give you insight about what Melinda is going through, and how she feels about herself. However, later in the novel, we find out that Heather was not being a real friend. Heather does not care for Melinda’s feelings, she doesn’t ask why people are mad at her,
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