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Speak: The Graphic Novel

Speak: The Graphic Novel

Resonant and fiercely authentic. This timely, critically acclaimed and award-winning modern classic about a high school sexual assault is now a powerful graphic novel.

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ISBN 9781444953732
Barcode 9781444953732
Published 27 August 2019 by Hachette Children's Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Halse Anderson, Laurie
Illustrated by Carroll, Emily
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ISBN-13 9781444953732
ISBN-10 1444953737
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
Imprint Hodder Children's Books
Publication Date 27 August 2019
International Publication Date 22 August 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Halse Anderson, Laurie
Illustrated by Carroll, Emily
Category Graphic / Comic Strip
Personal Awareness: Safety Matters
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 214mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 451g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Graphic Novels: General
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 985336

Description of this Book

Resonant and fiercely authentic. This timely, critically acclaimed and award-winning modern classic is now a powerful graphic novel. 'I said no.' Melinda is an outcast at Merryweather High. Something happened over the summer - something bad - and now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen. So what's the point in speaking at all? Through her work on an art project, Melinda is finally able to face what really happened that night. But before she can make peace with the ghosts of the past, she has to confront the reality of the present - and stop someone who still wishes to do her harm. Only words can save her. She can't stay silent. Not any more. 'With the rise of women finding their voices and speaking out about sexual assault in the media, this should be on everyone's radar... Powerful, necessary, and essential.' Kirkus

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This potent retelling of the modern classic Speak blends words and images to create magic: a new representation of a teen whose voice is ripped from her, the battles she must wage to find it again, and the triumph of finally being able to speak out. * School Library Journal starred review * With spellbinding artwork, this exceptional adaptation masterfully does justice to its source material while adding new depth and nuance. * Booklist starred review * Hypnotizing and heart-breaking, with the kind of empowering finish that unshackles protagonist and readers alike. * Shelf Awareness starred review * Anderson's timeless and important tale of high-school sexual assault and its aftermath undergoes a masterful graphic novel transformation... With the rise of women finding their voices and speaking out about sexual assault in the media, this reworking of the enduring 1999 classic should be on everyone's radar... Powerful, necessary, and essential. * Kirkus starred review *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Laurie Halse Anderson (Author) Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times-bestselling author, known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity. Her work has earned numerous awards and accolades. Laurie was the proud recipient of the 2009 Margaret A. Edwards Award given by YALSA division of the American Library Association for her 'significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature'. Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. She and her husband, Scot, plus dogs Kezzie and Thor, and assorted chickens and other critters enjoy country living and time in the woods. When not writing or hanging out with her family, you can find Laurie training for marathons or trying to coax tomatoes out of the rocky soil in her backyard. You can follow her adventures on Twitter, http://twitter.com/halseanderson, and on her blog, http://madwomanintheforest.com/blog/. Emily Carroll (Illustrator) Emily Carroll is a Canadian comics author from Ontario. Carroll began her career making short webcomics, and gained recognition with the horror comic His Face All Red. Carroll is the author of Through the Woods, Ann by the Bed and Beneath the Dead Oak Tree. She has won several prestigious awards for her work, including the Eisner and Ignatz.

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