The Graphic NovelGraphic Novel - 2018
A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda's freshman year in high school.
A graphic novel adaptation of the award-winning novel Speak—adapted by Laurie Halse Anderson herself and brought to life visually by Eisner Award winner Emily Carroll.
The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel.
"Speak up for yourself—we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless—an outcast—because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak: The Graphic Novel comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel.
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Adapted by the author and featuring artwork by an Eisner Award winner, a graphic novel edition of the award-winning novel follows the experiences of a girl who is rendered an outcast for her role in breaking up an end-of-summer party during which she was raped by a popular boy.
From Library Staff
Melinda has a terrible secret; she was raped at a party during the summer by a high school senior. When
she starts high school in the fall, she is shunned by her classmates because she called the police to the
party at which she was attacked. This graphic novel describes her imminent struggle to ... Read More »