Speak: The Graphic Novel

Speak: The Graphic Novel

The modern classic Speak is now a 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, The modern classic Speak is now a graphic novel. "Speak up for yourself-we want to know what you have to say." ...

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Title:Speak: The Graphic Novel
Author:Laurie Halse Anderson
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:0374300283
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:374 pages pages

Speak: The Graphic Novel Reviews

  • Sarah Hannah
    Feb 08, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

    Just as heart-wrenching and harrowing as the first time I read it. Anderson' prose combined with Emily Carroll's illustrations bring this book to life in an intensely gripping and creative way; the story itself holds up as the reader is transported into Melinda's world. This book e...

    I was clearly not the target audience for this. ...

    This is a 4.5 for me. The original book is easily my favorite novel; therefore, I was excited to read the graphic. This is the first graphic I've ever read, so it was a unique reading experience. I had visualized some of the characters and events differently in my mind, so it was tough...

    Wow, you get the same emotional feel as the novel. It was absolutely heartbreaking and just as beautiful. If you love the original novel, you will fall in love all over again with the graphic novel retelling. You get the same story but modernized. I think moving it into this genera...

    This is a fantastic graphic novel, but no adaptation will ever live up to the original. Totally worth the read, though! ...

    Even after reading Speak at least a dozen times, reading it as a graphic novel still packed an emotional punch. This is excellent and a must-read. ...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to Raincoast Books and FirstSecond for sending me a copy of this book! Silence dominates Melinda Sordino's freshman year at Merryweather high school. After a...

    I remember quite vividly the first time I encountered Speak. It was a book that mattered greatly to me in my teenage/ young adult years. This graphic novel holds up to the original while breathing new life into it. I read it in a single sitting, glued to the page. Way to go Laurie a...

    Wow. Emily Carroll's art is the perfect compliment to Laurie Halse Anderson's compelling story, sadly just as relevant and needed now as it was when it was originally published almost 20 years ago. This new format updates the story a bit and will bring this powerful novel to life for a...

    I'm usually pretty leery of graphic novel adaptations, especially books like Speak that I adore, but I had high hopes for this one for a couple of reasons. First--it's hefty...which means a lot of the original story was probably included. Second--it's written by Laurie Halse Anderson, ...

    When I learned a few months ago that Laurie Halse Anderson?s 1999 YA classic Speak was being adapted as a graphic novel, I assumed it would be just that, an adaptation. The new version of Speak is more than that though. Way more. Speak: The Graphic Novel is still the story of Meli...

    I love this book in graphic novel form. The illustrations are amazing. My only complaint is that in my copy, some of the pages were missing and another part was repeated, but I can find it in a bookstore and read the part that was missing. I still give this 5 stars. ...

    Trigger Warnings: rape, cutting, brief mention of an eating disorder, and severe depression (all of these are very intensely shown) 4.5 crowns And now I'm over here BAWLING. My heart hurts so badly. Wow, this was a powerful novel. I honestly don't even have any words that can do ...

    Oh wow do I want to give this to everybody. I loved this book in middle/high school, and it's been ages since I reread it, and now I want to do that. There are brown and black people in this book! David Petrakis is one of them! I don't recall that being the case in the book, though I c...

  • Abby Johnson
    Feb 22, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

    Just as heart-wrenching and harrowing as the first time I read it. Anderson' prose combined with Emily Carroll's illustrations bring this book to life in an intensely gripping and creative way; the story itself holds up as the reader is transported into Melinda's world. This book e...

    I was clearly not the target audience for this. ...

    This is a 4.5 for me. The original book is easily my favorite novel; therefore, I was excited to read the graphic. This is the first graphic I've ever read, so it was a unique reading experience. I had visualized some of the characters and events differently in my mind, so it was tough...

    Wow, you get the same emotional feel as the novel. It was absolutely heartbreaking and just as beautiful. If you love the original novel, you will fall in love all over again with the graphic novel retelling. You get the same story but modernized. I think moving it into this genera...

    This is a fantastic graphic novel, but no adaptation will ever live up to the original. Totally worth the read, though! ...

    Even after reading Speak at least a dozen times, reading it as a graphic novel still packed an emotional punch. This is excellent and a must-read. ...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to Raincoast Books and FirstSecond for sending me a copy of this book! Silence dominates Melinda Sordino's freshman year at Merryweather high school. After a...

    I remember quite vividly the first time I encountered Speak. It was a book that mattered greatly to me in my teenage/ young adult years. This graphic novel holds up to the original while breathing new life into it. I read it in a single sitting, glued to the page. Way to go Laurie a...

    Wow. Emily Carroll's art is the perfect compliment to Laurie Halse Anderson's compelling story, sadly just as relevant and needed now as it was when it was originally published almost 20 years ago. This new format updates the story a bit and will bring this powerful novel to life for a...

  • David Schaafsma
    Mar 27, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

  • Mrs. Krajewski
    Feb 16, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

    Just as heart-wrenching and harrowing as the first time I read it. Anderson' prose combined with Emily Carroll's illustrations bring this book to life in an intensely gripping and creative way; the story itself holds up as the reader is transported into Melinda's world. This book e...

    I was clearly not the target audience for this. ...

    This is a 4.5 for me. The original book is easily my favorite novel; therefore, I was excited to read the graphic. This is the first graphic I've ever read, so it was a unique reading experience. I had visualized some of the characters and events differently in my mind, so it was tough...

    Wow, you get the same emotional feel as the novel. It was absolutely heartbreaking and just as beautiful. If you love the original novel, you will fall in love all over again with the graphic novel retelling. You get the same story but modernized. I think moving it into this genera...

    This is a fantastic graphic novel, but no adaptation will ever live up to the original. Totally worth the read, though! ...

    Even after reading Speak at least a dozen times, reading it as a graphic novel still packed an emotional punch. This is excellent and a must-read. ...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to Raincoast Books and FirstSecond for sending me a copy of this book! Silence dominates Melinda Sordino's freshman year at Merryweather high school. After a...

    I remember quite vividly the first time I encountered Speak. It was a book that mattered greatly to me in my teenage/ young adult years. This graphic novel holds up to the original while breathing new life into it. I read it in a single sitting, glued to the page. Way to go Laurie a...

    Wow. Emily Carroll's art is the perfect compliment to Laurie Halse Anderson's compelling story, sadly just as relevant and needed now as it was when it was originally published almost 20 years ago. This new format updates the story a bit and will bring this powerful novel to life for a...

    I'm usually pretty leery of graphic novel adaptations, especially books like Speak that I adore, but I had high hopes for this one for a couple of reasons. First--it's hefty...which means a lot of the original story was probably included. Second--it's written by Laurie Halse Anderson, ...

    When I learned a few months ago that Laurie Halse Anderson?s 1999 YA classic Speak was being adapted as a graphic novel, I assumed it would be just that, an adaptation. The new version of Speak is more than that though. Way more. Speak: The Graphic Novel is still the story of Meli...

    I love this book in graphic novel form. The illustrations are amazing. My only complaint is that in my copy, some of the pages were missing and another part was repeated, but I can find it in a bookstore and read the part that was missing. I still give this 5 stars. ...

    Trigger Warnings: rape, cutting, brief mention of an eating disorder, and severe depression (all of these are very intensely shown) 4.5 crowns And now I'm over here BAWLING. My heart hurts so badly. Wow, this was a powerful novel. I honestly don't even have any words that can do ...

    Oh wow do I want to give this to everybody. I loved this book in middle/high school, and it's been ages since I reread it, and now I want to do that. There are brown and black people in this book! David Petrakis is one of them! I don't recall that being the case in the book, though I c...

    I LOVED this graphic Novel. I did not read "Speak" the original novel when it was published, but when I hears that it was be released again as a graphic novel, I could not wait to read this book. The pictures in this book are just plain awesome. It is art, and it really conveyed the st...

    The images add so much to this important story. ...

  • Sarah (YA Love)
    Feb 10, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

    Just as heart-wrenching and harrowing as the first time I read it. Anderson' prose combined with Emily Carroll's illustrations bring this book to life in an intensely gripping and creative way; the story itself holds up as the reader is transported into Melinda's world. This book e...

    I was clearly not the target audience for this. ...

    This is a 4.5 for me. The original book is easily my favorite novel; therefore, I was excited to read the graphic. This is the first graphic I've ever read, so it was a unique reading experience. I had visualized some of the characters and events differently in my mind, so it was tough...

    Wow, you get the same emotional feel as the novel. It was absolutely heartbreaking and just as beautiful. If you love the original novel, you will fall in love all over again with the graphic novel retelling. You get the same story but modernized. I think moving it into this genera...

    This is a fantastic graphic novel, but no adaptation will ever live up to the original. Totally worth the read, though! ...

    Even after reading Speak at least a dozen times, reading it as a graphic novel still packed an emotional punch. This is excellent and a must-read. ...

  • Brandee
    Feb 06, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

    Just as heart-wrenching and harrowing as the first time I read it. Anderson' prose combined with Emily Carroll's illustrations bring this book to life in an intensely gripping and creative way; the story itself holds up as the reader is transported into Melinda's world. This book e...

    I was clearly not the target audience for this. ...

    This is a 4.5 for me. The original book is easily my favorite novel; therefore, I was excited to read the graphic. This is the first graphic I've ever read, so it was a unique reading experience. I had visualized some of the characters and events differently in my mind, so it was tough...

    Wow, you get the same emotional feel as the novel. It was absolutely heartbreaking and just as beautiful. If you love the original novel, you will fall in love all over again with the graphic novel retelling. You get the same story but modernized. I think moving it into this genera...

    This is a fantastic graphic novel, but no adaptation will ever live up to the original. Totally worth the read, though! ...

    Even after reading Speak at least a dozen times, reading it as a graphic novel still packed an emotional punch. This is excellent and a must-read. ...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to Raincoast Books and FirstSecond for sending me a copy of this book! Silence dominates Melinda Sordino's freshman year at Merryweather high school. After a...

    I remember quite vividly the first time I encountered Speak. It was a book that mattered greatly to me in my teenage/ young adult years. This graphic novel holds up to the original while breathing new life into it. I read it in a single sitting, glued to the page. Way to go Laurie a...

    Wow. Emily Carroll's art is the perfect compliment to Laurie Halse Anderson's compelling story, sadly just as relevant and needed now as it was when it was originally published almost 20 years ago. This new format updates the story a bit and will bring this powerful novel to life for a...

    I'm usually pretty leery of graphic novel adaptations, especially books like Speak that I adore, but I had high hopes for this one for a couple of reasons. First--it's hefty...which means a lot of the original story was probably included. Second--it's written by Laurie Halse Anderson, ...

    When I learned a few months ago that Laurie Halse Anderson?s 1999 YA classic Speak was being adapted as a graphic novel, I assumed it would be just that, an adaptation. The new version of Speak is more than that though. Way more. Speak: The Graphic Novel is still the story of Meli...

    I love this book in graphic novel form. The illustrations are amazing. My only complaint is that in my copy, some of the pages were missing and another part was repeated, but I can find it in a bookstore and read the part that was missing. I still give this 5 stars. ...

    Trigger Warnings: rape, cutting, brief mention of an eating disorder, and severe depression (all of these are very intensely shown) 4.5 crowns And now I'm over here BAWLING. My heart hurts so badly. Wow, this was a powerful novel. I honestly don't even have any words that can do ...

    Oh wow do I want to give this to everybody. I loved this book in middle/high school, and it's been ages since I reread it, and now I want to do that. There are brown and black people in this book! David Petrakis is one of them! I don't recall that being the case in the book, though I c...

    I LOVED this graphic Novel. I did not read "Speak" the original novel when it was published, but when I hears that it was be released again as a graphic novel, I could not wait to read this book. The pictures in this book are just plain awesome. It is art, and it really conveyed the st...

    The images add so much to this important story. ...

    I enjoyed this adaptation more than the original book. (I read the two back-to-back.) The adaptation flows along more quickly and Emily Carroll's art enhances the story considerably. ...

    I?m ugly crying. This was so beautifully done. Thank you for this adaptation, and if others are in the works, I can?t wait for them. Thank you. ...

    Even more powerful and beautiful than the original. Almost impossible to put down. I loved it. ...

  • Gary Anderson
    Feb 18, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

    Just as heart-wrenching and harrowing as the first time I read it. Anderson' prose combined with Emily Carroll's illustrations bring this book to life in an intensely gripping and creative way; the story itself holds up as the reader is transported into Melinda's world. This book e...

    I was clearly not the target audience for this. ...

    This is a 4.5 for me. The original book is easily my favorite novel; therefore, I was excited to read the graphic. This is the first graphic I've ever read, so it was a unique reading experience. I had visualized some of the characters and events differently in my mind, so it was tough...

    Wow, you get the same emotional feel as the novel. It was absolutely heartbreaking and just as beautiful. If you love the original novel, you will fall in love all over again with the graphic novel retelling. You get the same story but modernized. I think moving it into this genera...

    This is a fantastic graphic novel, but no adaptation will ever live up to the original. Totally worth the read, though! ...

    Even after reading Speak at least a dozen times, reading it as a graphic novel still packed an emotional punch. This is excellent and a must-read. ...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to Raincoast Books and FirstSecond for sending me a copy of this book! Silence dominates Melinda Sordino's freshman year at Merryweather high school. After a...

    I remember quite vividly the first time I encountered Speak. It was a book that mattered greatly to me in my teenage/ young adult years. This graphic novel holds up to the original while breathing new life into it. I read it in a single sitting, glued to the page. Way to go Laurie a...

    Wow. Emily Carroll's art is the perfect compliment to Laurie Halse Anderson's compelling story, sadly just as relevant and needed now as it was when it was originally published almost 20 years ago. This new format updates the story a bit and will bring this powerful novel to life for a...

    I'm usually pretty leery of graphic novel adaptations, especially books like Speak that I adore, but I had high hopes for this one for a couple of reasons. First--it's hefty...which means a lot of the original story was probably included. Second--it's written by Laurie Halse Anderson, ...

    When I learned a few months ago that Laurie Halse Anderson?s 1999 YA classic Speak was being adapted as a graphic novel, I assumed it would be just that, an adaptation. The new version of Speak is more than that though. Way more. Speak: The Graphic Novel is still the story of Meli...

  • Courtney
    Feb 09, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

  • India
    Mar 14, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

    Just as heart-wrenching and harrowing as the first time I read it. Anderson' prose combined with Emily Carroll's illustrations bring this book to life in an intensely gripping and creative way; the story itself holds up as the reader is transported into Melinda's world. This book e...

    I was clearly not the target audience for this. ...

    This is a 4.5 for me. The original book is easily my favorite novel; therefore, I was excited to read the graphic. This is the first graphic I've ever read, so it was a unique reading experience. I had visualized some of the characters and events differently in my mind, so it was tough...

    Wow, you get the same emotional feel as the novel. It was absolutely heartbreaking and just as beautiful. If you love the original novel, you will fall in love all over again with the graphic novel retelling. You get the same story but modernized. I think moving it into this genera...

    This is a fantastic graphic novel, but no adaptation will ever live up to the original. Totally worth the read, though! ...

    Even after reading Speak at least a dozen times, reading it as a graphic novel still packed an emotional punch. This is excellent and a must-read. ...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to Raincoast Books and FirstSecond for sending me a copy of this book! Silence dominates Melinda Sordino's freshman year at Merryweather high school. After a...

    I remember quite vividly the first time I encountered Speak. It was a book that mattered greatly to me in my teenage/ young adult years. This graphic novel holds up to the original while breathing new life into it. I read it in a single sitting, glued to the page. Way to go Laurie a...

  • Kim
    Feb 12, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

  • Kara Belden
    Feb 10, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

    Just as heart-wrenching and harrowing as the first time I read it. Anderson' prose combined with Emily Carroll's illustrations bring this book to life in an intensely gripping and creative way; the story itself holds up as the reader is transported into Melinda's world. This book e...

    I was clearly not the target audience for this. ...

    This is a 4.5 for me. The original book is easily my favorite novel; therefore, I was excited to read the graphic. This is the first graphic I've ever read, so it was a unique reading experience. I had visualized some of the characters and events differently in my mind, so it was tough...

    Wow, you get the same emotional feel as the novel. It was absolutely heartbreaking and just as beautiful. If you love the original novel, you will fall in love all over again with the graphic novel retelling. You get the same story but modernized. I think moving it into this genera...

    This is a fantastic graphic novel, but no adaptation will ever live up to the original. Totally worth the read, though! ...

  • Amy's Book Reviews
    Jan 17, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

  • Jennifer
    Apr 07, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

    Just as heart-wrenching and harrowing as the first time I read it. Anderson' prose combined with Emily Carroll's illustrations bring this book to life in an intensely gripping and creative way; the story itself holds up as the reader is transported into Melinda's world. This book e...

    I was clearly not the target audience for this. ...

    This is a 4.5 for me. The original book is easily my favorite novel; therefore, I was excited to read the graphic. This is the first graphic I've ever read, so it was a unique reading experience. I had visualized some of the characters and events differently in my mind, so it was tough...

    Wow, you get the same emotional feel as the novel. It was absolutely heartbreaking and just as beautiful. If you love the original novel, you will fall in love all over again with the graphic novel retelling. You get the same story but modernized. I think moving it into this genera...

    This is a fantastic graphic novel, but no adaptation will ever live up to the original. Totally worth the read, though! ...

    Even after reading Speak at least a dozen times, reading it as a graphic novel still packed an emotional punch. This is excellent and a must-read. ...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to Raincoast Books and FirstSecond for sending me a copy of this book! Silence dominates Melinda Sordino's freshman year at Merryweather high school. After a...

    I remember quite vividly the first time I encountered Speak. It was a book that mattered greatly to me in my teenage/ young adult years. This graphic novel holds up to the original while breathing new life into it. I read it in a single sitting, glued to the page. Way to go Laurie a...

    Wow. Emily Carroll's art is the perfect compliment to Laurie Halse Anderson's compelling story, sadly just as relevant and needed now as it was when it was originally published almost 20 years ago. This new format updates the story a bit and will bring this powerful novel to life for a...

    I'm usually pretty leery of graphic novel adaptations, especially books like Speak that I adore, but I had high hopes for this one for a couple of reasons. First--it's hefty...which means a lot of the original story was probably included. Second--it's written by Laurie Halse Anderson, ...

    When I learned a few months ago that Laurie Halse Anderson?s 1999 YA classic Speak was being adapted as a graphic novel, I assumed it would be just that, an adaptation. The new version of Speak is more than that though. Way more. Speak: The Graphic Novel is still the story of Meli...

    I love this book in graphic novel form. The illustrations are amazing. My only complaint is that in my copy, some of the pages were missing and another part was repeated, but I can find it in a bookstore and read the part that was missing. I still give this 5 stars. ...

  • emilie.❤
    Dec 28, 2017

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

  • Lola
    Apr 21, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    Feb 07, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

  • Erin *Help I’m Reading and I Can’t Get Up*
    Mar 06, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

    Just as heart-wrenching and harrowing as the first time I read it. Anderson' prose combined with Emily Carroll's illustrations bring this book to life in an intensely gripping and creative way; the story itself holds up as the reader is transported into Melinda's world. This book e...

    I was clearly not the target audience for this. ...

  • Kristen
    Mar 07, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

    Just as heart-wrenching and harrowing as the first time I read it. Anderson' prose combined with Emily Carroll's illustrations bring this book to life in an intensely gripping and creative way; the story itself holds up as the reader is transported into Melinda's world. This book e...

    I was clearly not the target audience for this. ...

    This is a 4.5 for me. The original book is easily my favorite novel; therefore, I was excited to read the graphic. This is the first graphic I've ever read, so it was a unique reading experience. I had visualized some of the characters and events differently in my mind, so it was tough...

    Wow, you get the same emotional feel as the novel. It was absolutely heartbreaking and just as beautiful. If you love the original novel, you will fall in love all over again with the graphic novel retelling. You get the same story but modernized. I think moving it into this genera...

    This is a fantastic graphic novel, but no adaptation will ever live up to the original. Totally worth the read, though! ...

    Even after reading Speak at least a dozen times, reading it as a graphic novel still packed an emotional punch. This is excellent and a must-read. ...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to Raincoast Books and FirstSecond for sending me a copy of this book! Silence dominates Melinda Sordino's freshman year at Merryweather high school. After a...

    I remember quite vividly the first time I encountered Speak. It was a book that mattered greatly to me in my teenage/ young adult years. This graphic novel holds up to the original while breathing new life into it. I read it in a single sitting, glued to the page. Way to go Laurie a...

    Wow. Emily Carroll's art is the perfect compliment to Laurie Halse Anderson's compelling story, sadly just as relevant and needed now as it was when it was originally published almost 20 years ago. This new format updates the story a bit and will bring this powerful novel to life for a...

    I'm usually pretty leery of graphic novel adaptations, especially books like Speak that I adore, but I had high hopes for this one for a couple of reasons. First--it's hefty...which means a lot of the original story was probably included. Second--it's written by Laurie Halse Anderson, ...

  • Mandy
    Apr 18, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

    Just as heart-wrenching and harrowing as the first time I read it. Anderson' prose combined with Emily Carroll's illustrations bring this book to life in an intensely gripping and creative way; the story itself holds up as the reader is transported into Melinda's world. This book e...

    I was clearly not the target audience for this. ...

    This is a 4.5 for me. The original book is easily my favorite novel; therefore, I was excited to read the graphic. This is the first graphic I've ever read, so it was a unique reading experience. I had visualized some of the characters and events differently in my mind, so it was tough...

    Wow, you get the same emotional feel as the novel. It was absolutely heartbreaking and just as beautiful. If you love the original novel, you will fall in love all over again with the graphic novel retelling. You get the same story but modernized. I think moving it into this genera...

    This is a fantastic graphic novel, but no adaptation will ever live up to the original. Totally worth the read, though! ...

    Even after reading Speak at least a dozen times, reading it as a graphic novel still packed an emotional punch. This is excellent and a must-read. ...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to Raincoast Books and FirstSecond for sending me a copy of this book! Silence dominates Melinda Sordino's freshman year at Merryweather high school. After a...

    I remember quite vividly the first time I encountered Speak. It was a book that mattered greatly to me in my teenage/ young adult years. This graphic novel holds up to the original while breathing new life into it. I read it in a single sitting, glued to the page. Way to go Laurie a...

    Wow. Emily Carroll's art is the perfect compliment to Laurie Halse Anderson's compelling story, sadly just as relevant and needed now as it was when it was originally published almost 20 years ago. This new format updates the story a bit and will bring this powerful novel to life for a...

    I'm usually pretty leery of graphic novel adaptations, especially books like Speak that I adore, but I had high hopes for this one for a couple of reasons. First--it's hefty...which means a lot of the original story was probably included. Second--it's written by Laurie Halse Anderson, ...

    When I learned a few months ago that Laurie Halse Anderson?s 1999 YA classic Speak was being adapted as a graphic novel, I assumed it would be just that, an adaptation. The new version of Speak is more than that though. Way more. Speak: The Graphic Novel is still the story of Meli...

    I love this book in graphic novel form. The illustrations are amazing. My only complaint is that in my copy, some of the pages were missing and another part was repeated, but I can find it in a bookstore and read the part that was missing. I still give this 5 stars. ...

    Trigger Warnings: rape, cutting, brief mention of an eating disorder, and severe depression (all of these are very intensely shown) 4.5 crowns And now I'm over here BAWLING. My heart hurts so badly. Wow, this was a powerful novel. I honestly don't even have any words that can do ...

  • Rod Brown
    Apr 01, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

    Just as heart-wrenching and harrowing as the first time I read it. Anderson' prose combined with Emily Carroll's illustrations bring this book to life in an intensely gripping and creative way; the story itself holds up as the reader is transported into Melinda's world. This book e...

    I was clearly not the target audience for this. ...

    This is a 4.5 for me. The original book is easily my favorite novel; therefore, I was excited to read the graphic. This is the first graphic I've ever read, so it was a unique reading experience. I had visualized some of the characters and events differently in my mind, so it was tough...

    Wow, you get the same emotional feel as the novel. It was absolutely heartbreaking and just as beautiful. If you love the original novel, you will fall in love all over again with the graphic novel retelling. You get the same story but modernized. I think moving it into this genera...

    This is a fantastic graphic novel, but no adaptation will ever live up to the original. Totally worth the read, though! ...

    Even after reading Speak at least a dozen times, reading it as a graphic novel still packed an emotional punch. This is excellent and a must-read. ...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to Raincoast Books and FirstSecond for sending me a copy of this book! Silence dominates Melinda Sordino's freshman year at Merryweather high school. After a...

    I remember quite vividly the first time I encountered Speak. It was a book that mattered greatly to me in my teenage/ young adult years. This graphic novel holds up to the original while breathing new life into it. I read it in a single sitting, glued to the page. Way to go Laurie a...

    Wow. Emily Carroll's art is the perfect compliment to Laurie Halse Anderson's compelling story, sadly just as relevant and needed now as it was when it was originally published almost 20 years ago. This new format updates the story a bit and will bring this powerful novel to life for a...

    I'm usually pretty leery of graphic novel adaptations, especially books like Speak that I adore, but I had high hopes for this one for a couple of reasons. First--it's hefty...which means a lot of the original story was probably included. Second--it's written by Laurie Halse Anderson, ...

    When I learned a few months ago that Laurie Halse Anderson?s 1999 YA classic Speak was being adapted as a graphic novel, I assumed it would be just that, an adaptation. The new version of Speak is more than that though. Way more. Speak: The Graphic Novel is still the story of Meli...

    I love this book in graphic novel form. The illustrations are amazing. My only complaint is that in my copy, some of the pages were missing and another part was repeated, but I can find it in a bookstore and read the part that was missing. I still give this 5 stars. ...

    Trigger Warnings: rape, cutting, brief mention of an eating disorder, and severe depression (all of these are very intensely shown) 4.5 crowns And now I'm over here BAWLING. My heart hurts so badly. Wow, this was a powerful novel. I honestly don't even have any words that can do ...

    Oh wow do I want to give this to everybody. I loved this book in middle/high school, and it's been ages since I reread it, and now I want to do that. There are brown and black people in this book! David Petrakis is one of them! I don't recall that being the case in the book, though I c...

    I LOVED this graphic Novel. I did not read "Speak" the original novel when it was published, but when I hears that it was be released again as a graphic novel, I could not wait to read this book. The pictures in this book are just plain awesome. It is art, and it really conveyed the st...

    The images add so much to this important story. ...

    I enjoyed this adaptation more than the original book. (I read the two back-to-back.) The adaptation flows along more quickly and Emily Carroll's art enhances the story considerably. ...

  • Rachael
    Feb 14, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

  • Mackenzie Lane
    Jun 06, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

  • Scott
    Mar 06, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

  • Stacy Fetters
    Feb 19, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

    Just as heart-wrenching and harrowing as the first time I read it. Anderson' prose combined with Emily Carroll's illustrations bring this book to life in an intensely gripping and creative way; the story itself holds up as the reader is transported into Melinda's world. This book e...

    I was clearly not the target audience for this. ...

    This is a 4.5 for me. The original book is easily my favorite novel; therefore, I was excited to read the graphic. This is the first graphic I've ever read, so it was a unique reading experience. I had visualized some of the characters and events differently in my mind, so it was tough...

    Wow, you get the same emotional feel as the novel. It was absolutely heartbreaking and just as beautiful. If you love the original novel, you will fall in love all over again with the graphic novel retelling. You get the same story but modernized. I think moving it into this genera...

  • Jay G
    Mar 23, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

    Just as heart-wrenching and harrowing as the first time I read it. Anderson' prose combined with Emily Carroll's illustrations bring this book to life in an intensely gripping and creative way; the story itself holds up as the reader is transported into Melinda's world. This book e...

    I was clearly not the target audience for this. ...

    This is a 4.5 for me. The original book is easily my favorite novel; therefore, I was excited to read the graphic. This is the first graphic I've ever read, so it was a unique reading experience. I had visualized some of the characters and events differently in my mind, so it was tough...

    Wow, you get the same emotional feel as the novel. It was absolutely heartbreaking and just as beautiful. If you love the original novel, you will fall in love all over again with the graphic novel retelling. You get the same story but modernized. I think moving it into this genera...

    This is a fantastic graphic novel, but no adaptation will ever live up to the original. Totally worth the read, though! ...

    Even after reading Speak at least a dozen times, reading it as a graphic novel still packed an emotional punch. This is excellent and a must-read. ...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to Raincoast Books and FirstSecond for sending me a copy of this book! Silence dominates Melinda Sordino's freshman year at Merryweather high school. After a...

  • Becca
    Feb 16, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

    Just as heart-wrenching and harrowing as the first time I read it. Anderson' prose combined with Emily Carroll's illustrations bring this book to life in an intensely gripping and creative way; the story itself holds up as the reader is transported into Melinda's world. This book e...

    I was clearly not the target audience for this. ...

    This is a 4.5 for me. The original book is easily my favorite novel; therefore, I was excited to read the graphic. This is the first graphic I've ever read, so it was a unique reading experience. I had visualized some of the characters and events differently in my mind, so it was tough...

    Wow, you get the same emotional feel as the novel. It was absolutely heartbreaking and just as beautiful. If you love the original novel, you will fall in love all over again with the graphic novel retelling. You get the same story but modernized. I think moving it into this genera...

    This is a fantastic graphic novel, but no adaptation will ever live up to the original. Totally worth the read, though! ...

    Even after reading Speak at least a dozen times, reading it as a graphic novel still packed an emotional punch. This is excellent and a must-read. ...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to Raincoast Books and FirstSecond for sending me a copy of this book! Silence dominates Melinda Sordino's freshman year at Merryweather high school. After a...

    I remember quite vividly the first time I encountered Speak. It was a book that mattered greatly to me in my teenage/ young adult years. This graphic novel holds up to the original while breathing new life into it. I read it in a single sitting, glued to the page. Way to go Laurie a...

    Wow. Emily Carroll's art is the perfect compliment to Laurie Halse Anderson's compelling story, sadly just as relevant and needed now as it was when it was originally published almost 20 years ago. This new format updates the story a bit and will bring this powerful novel to life for a...

    I'm usually pretty leery of graphic novel adaptations, especially books like Speak that I adore, but I had high hopes for this one for a couple of reasons. First--it's hefty...which means a lot of the original story was probably included. Second--it's written by Laurie Halse Anderson, ...

    When I learned a few months ago that Laurie Halse Anderson?s 1999 YA classic Speak was being adapted as a graphic novel, I assumed it would be just that, an adaptation. The new version of Speak is more than that though. Way more. Speak: The Graphic Novel is still the story of Meli...

    I love this book in graphic novel form. The illustrations are amazing. My only complaint is that in my copy, some of the pages were missing and another part was repeated, but I can find it in a bookstore and read the part that was missing. I still give this 5 stars. ...

    Trigger Warnings: rape, cutting, brief mention of an eating disorder, and severe depression (all of these are very intensely shown) 4.5 crowns And now I'm over here BAWLING. My heart hurts so badly. Wow, this was a powerful novel. I honestly don't even have any words that can do ...

    Oh wow do I want to give this to everybody. I loved this book in middle/high school, and it's been ages since I reread it, and now I want to do that. There are brown and black people in this book! David Petrakis is one of them! I don't recall that being the case in the book, though I c...

    I LOVED this graphic Novel. I did not read "Speak" the original novel when it was published, but when I hears that it was be released again as a graphic novel, I could not wait to read this book. The pictures in this book are just plain awesome. It is art, and it really conveyed the st...

    The images add so much to this important story. ...

    I enjoyed this adaptation more than the original book. (I read the two back-to-back.) The adaptation flows along more quickly and Emily Carroll's art enhances the story considerably. ...

    I?m ugly crying. This was so beautifully done. Thank you for this adaptation, and if others are in the works, I can?t wait for them. Thank you. ...

  • Colona Public Library
    Mar 26, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

    Just as heart-wrenching and harrowing as the first time I read it. Anderson' prose combined with Emily Carroll's illustrations bring this book to life in an intensely gripping and creative way; the story itself holds up as the reader is transported into Melinda's world. This book e...

    I was clearly not the target audience for this. ...

    This is a 4.5 for me. The original book is easily my favorite novel; therefore, I was excited to read the graphic. This is the first graphic I've ever read, so it was a unique reading experience. I had visualized some of the characters and events differently in my mind, so it was tough...

    Wow, you get the same emotional feel as the novel. It was absolutely heartbreaking and just as beautiful. If you love the original novel, you will fall in love all over again with the graphic novel retelling. You get the same story but modernized. I think moving it into this genera...

    This is a fantastic graphic novel, but no adaptation will ever live up to the original. Totally worth the read, though! ...

    Even after reading Speak at least a dozen times, reading it as a graphic novel still packed an emotional punch. This is excellent and a must-read. ...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to Raincoast Books and FirstSecond for sending me a copy of this book! Silence dominates Melinda Sordino's freshman year at Merryweather high school. After a...

    I remember quite vividly the first time I encountered Speak. It was a book that mattered greatly to me in my teenage/ young adult years. This graphic novel holds up to the original while breathing new life into it. I read it in a single sitting, glued to the page. Way to go Laurie a...

    Wow. Emily Carroll's art is the perfect compliment to Laurie Halse Anderson's compelling story, sadly just as relevant and needed now as it was when it was originally published almost 20 years ago. This new format updates the story a bit and will bring this powerful novel to life for a...

    I'm usually pretty leery of graphic novel adaptations, especially books like Speak that I adore, but I had high hopes for this one for a couple of reasons. First--it's hefty...which means a lot of the original story was probably included. Second--it's written by Laurie Halse Anderson, ...

    When I learned a few months ago that Laurie Halse Anderson?s 1999 YA classic Speak was being adapted as a graphic novel, I assumed it would be just that, an adaptation. The new version of Speak is more than that though. Way more. Speak: The Graphic Novel is still the story of Meli...

    I love this book in graphic novel form. The illustrations are amazing. My only complaint is that in my copy, some of the pages were missing and another part was repeated, but I can find it in a bookstore and read the part that was missing. I still give this 5 stars. ...

    Trigger Warnings: rape, cutting, brief mention of an eating disorder, and severe depression (all of these are very intensely shown) 4.5 crowns And now I'm over here BAWLING. My heart hurts so badly. Wow, this was a powerful novel. I honestly don't even have any words that can do ...

    Oh wow do I want to give this to everybody. I loved this book in middle/high school, and it's been ages since I reread it, and now I want to do that. There are brown and black people in this book! David Petrakis is one of them! I don't recall that being the case in the book, though I c...

    I LOVED this graphic Novel. I did not read "Speak" the original novel when it was published, but when I hears that it was be released again as a graphic novel, I could not wait to read this book. The pictures in this book are just plain awesome. It is art, and it really conveyed the st...

  • Shayne Bauer
    Mar 24, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

    Just as heart-wrenching and harrowing as the first time I read it. Anderson' prose combined with Emily Carroll's illustrations bring this book to life in an intensely gripping and creative way; the story itself holds up as the reader is transported into Melinda's world. This book e...

    I was clearly not the target audience for this. ...

    This is a 4.5 for me. The original book is easily my favorite novel; therefore, I was excited to read the graphic. This is the first graphic I've ever read, so it was a unique reading experience. I had visualized some of the characters and events differently in my mind, so it was tough...

  • Shortcake // partial hiatus //
    May 11, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

  • Amelia's Fantastical Bookends
    Jun 19, 2018

    It?s rare for me to enjoy an adaptation more than the original version of the story, but I found this graphic novel adapted from the novel Speak twice as affective as the book itself. It affected me. As I read this story, I thought about why that is. I was never raped. I was ne...

    Content warnings: sexual assault, self-harm, depression, anxiety, PTSD, victim-shaming ?When people don't express themselves, they die one piece at a time.? I first picked up a copy of Speak at the library some time in the very early 2000s, when I wish I?d been too young to...

    "I said no."--Melinda 7/12/18: Just re-read this for my summer 2018 Graphic novels/comics class focused on kick-ass girls. Everyone in my class loved it and it sparked some great talk about the rarity of talking about real life issues in English classrooms. Some are future teachers ...

    "I said no." WOWOWOWOWOWOW. This was one of those books where you can't stop reading it because it's amazing and like when you're not reading you're thinking about it, wishing you were reading it. It was SO powerful. I'm totally glad I read it. I don't really have a review ...

    If you're a fan of the original novel, you are going to adore the graphic novel. The art is flawless. Every setting, character and emotion looks just how I pictured them. Kristen Stewart was great in the movie, though the Melinda depicted here is more accurate to how she briefly de...

    SPEAK is one of the most important books ever written for young adults. It was a first dealing with date rape, years before #MeToo . Laurie Halse Anderson captured Melinda?s quiet vulnerability and burgeoning voice with enough sarcasm to feel authentic, making Melinda?s pain even m...

    I want to wrap Melinda in a big, fresh out of the dryer blanket & spoon feed her chocolate ice cream while we watch The Princess Bride because she needs a friend who would do that for her!! This story is important and strong. It's heartbreaking, but it brings to light a struggle...

    "Sometimes I think high school is one long hazing activity. If you're tough enough to survive this, they'll let you become an adult . . . I hope it's worth it." - Melinda Sordino Powerfully succinct graphic novel adaptation of the popular young adult best-seller, illustrated in a sp...

    I read this for the first time when I was 14 or 15. It was really great to read it again in graphic novel-form. ...

    How can this book be so great? I know the story, the ending, and yet I was gripped with emotions on every spread. I feel lacerated anew to experience Melinda's story in a new, wholly amazing way. The art is PERFECT. The script is perfectly chosen for the medium. It really is a new book...

    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...

    Just as heart-wrenching and harrowing as the first time I read it. Anderson' prose combined with Emily Carroll's illustrations bring this book to life in an intensely gripping and creative way; the story itself holds up as the reader is transported into Melinda's world. This book e...