Speak. By Laurie Halse Anderson. Anticipation Guide. It is never socially acceptable to call the police while at a party. 2. Silence is the best way to deal with problems. 3. Art class is useless unless you are going to be an artist.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
2. Silence is the best way to deal with problems.
3. Art class is useless unless you are going to be an artist.
4. People are different on the inside than they appear on the outside.
5. Keeping silent can be more powerful than speaking.
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Protagonist and Narrator: Melinda Sordino
Point of View: first person
Genre: Coming-of-Age (Bildungsroman)
Setting Place: Syracuse, New York, Merryweather High School of Melinda Sordino, present day
Setting Time: Melinda’s freshmen year
When both of her friends’ birthday parties were on the same day, she was in a CONUNDRUM.
Not paying her parking tickets was considered a MISDEMEANOR.