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Five questions for Laurie Halse Anderson

Photo: Randy Fontanilla.This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Laurie Halse Anderson’s landmark novel Speak (Farrar, 12–16 years), about Melinda, a teenage rape victim who reclaims her voice. Now in SHOUT (Viking, 14 years and up), the author presents a “poetry memoir” that explores frequently painful events in her own...

Review of SHOUT: A Poetry Memoir

SHOUT: A Poetry Memoirby Laurie Halse AndersonHigh School    Viking    290 pp.    g3/19    978-0-670-01210-7    $17.99“This is the story of a girl who lost her voice and wrote herself a new one.” So opens Anderson’s three-part autobiographical collection of dynamic, mostly free-verse poems that serves as a potent poetic endnote for her...

Review of Speak: The Graphic Novel

Speak: The Graphic Novelby Laurie Halse Anderson; illus. by Emily CarrollHigh School    Farrar    376 pp.2/18    978-0-374-30028-9    $19.99In this new graphic novel adaptation of Anderson’s Speak (rev. 9/99) — a powerful narrative of a high school freshman’s year of self-preservation after a brutal sexual assault — artist Carroll starkly renders protagonist...

Fall 2016 Publishers' Preview: Five Questions for Laurie Halse Anderson

This interview originally appeared in the September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Fall Publishers’ Preview, a semiannual advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions.Sponsored by Photo courtesy of Laurie...

Review of Speak

Speakby Laurie Halse AndersonMiddle School, High School     Farrar     198 pp.     g10/99     ISBN 0-374-37152-0     $16.00Speaking out at the “wrong” time — calling 911 from a teen drinking party — has made Melinda a social outcast; now she barely speaks at all. A conversation with her...

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