By Laurie Halse Anderson

Twenty years of a modern classic about a sexual violence survivor finding her voice.


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“Speak up for yourself – we want to know what you have to say.” From the first moment of her freshmen year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, 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. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether.

Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter. But this time Melinda cannot stay silent.

A timeless novel about consent and finding the courage to speak up for yourself, this twentieth anniversary edition includes all-new bonus content: an introduction by Ashley C. Ford, an original poem and essay by Laurie Halse Andrewson as well as a question-and-answer dialogue with her, an afterword by Jason Reynolds, and an updated resource list for survivors of sexual violence.

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Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 8.75 × 5.75 × 1 in

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