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Speak
A fiercely authentic, critically acclaimed and award-winning modern classic.

‘Speak up for yourself – we want to know what you have to say.’

From my first day at Merryweather High, I know this is a lie.

Nobody will even talk to me, let alone listen – all because I called the cops on an end-of-summer party.

But if I could only tell everyone why I called the police that night…

If I could explain what happened to me…

If I could speak…


Then everything might change.

‘With the rise of women finding their voices and speaking out about sexual assault in the media, this should be on everyone’s radar… Powerful, necessary, and essential.’ – Kirkus
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Personal & Social Issues (children's

On Sale: 22nd August 2019

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781444954173

Reviews

The plot is gripping and the characters are powerfully drawn... a novel that will be hard for readers to forget.
Kirkus Reviews
With spellbinding artwork, this exceptional adaptation masterfully does justice to its source material while adding new depth and nuance.
Booklist starred review
An uncannily funny book even as it plumbs the darkness, Speak will hold readers from first word to last.
The Horn Book, Starred Review
Melinda's sarcastic wit, honesty, and courage make her a memorable character whose ultimate triumph will inspire and empower readers.
Booklist
Anderson's timeless and important tale of high-school sexual assault and its aftermath undergoes a masterful graphic novel transformation... With the rise of women finding their voices and speaking out about sexual assault in the media, this reworking of the enduring 1999 classic should be on everyone's radar... Powerful, necessary, and essential.
Kirkus starred review
This potent retelling of the modern classic Speak blends words and images to create magic: a new representation of a teen whose voice is ripped from her, the battles she must wage to find it again, and the triumph of finally being able to speak out.
School Library Journal starred review
Hypnotizing and heart-breaking, with the kind of empowering finish that unshackles protagonist and readers alike.
Shelf Awareness starred review