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

  • Abby Johnson
    Feb 22, 2018
    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
    "I said no."--Melinda 11/8/18: Three times read in one year??! But this is how you can build up your Goodreads numbers, kids. . . :) In my Fall YA class we read the original 1999 by Anderson and in our discussion of the book we drew some of Emily Carroll's images and talked about ho...
  • Sarah (YA Love)
    Feb 10, 2018
    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
    Even more powerful and beautiful than the original. Almost impossible to put down. I loved it. ...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Oct 26, 2018
    Beautiful art, and as always a wonderful, heart wrenching story. I?m so glad this graphic novel was made! ...
  • Courtney
    Feb 09, 2018
    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
    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
    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
    This is a fantastic graphic novel, but no adaptation will ever live up to the original. Totally worth the read, though! ...
  • emilie.❤
    Dec 28, 2017
    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...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    Sep 01, 2018
    4 stars! I read this based on a recommendation from a coworker and I really enjoyed it. Speak was a book that came out when I was in middle school and I remember reading and loving it at the time. So much so I even have the movie with Kristen Stewart on DVD. Hardcore, I know LOL. ...
  • 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
    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...
  • James DeSantis
    Jul 31, 2018
    My wife was reading the actual novel and it looked good so figured I'd borrow from the Library the graphic novel. This is a tale of a girl going through her first year at high school. Beyond friends betraying friends, weird social issues, fitting in, and more you get a darker and d...
  • Erin *Help I’m Reading and I Can’t Get Up*
    Mar 06, 2018
    I was clearly not the target audience for this. ...
  • Kristen
    Mar 07, 2018
    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, ...
  • Rod Brown
    Apr 01, 2018
    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
    uh, so that was amazing. also my first five-star read of 2018! full rtc ...
  • Patricia Bejarano
    Nov 05, 2018
    Cuntalo es una novela grfica que me ha encantando de principio a fin. Aviso que es una historia muy dura, pero an as muy necesaria y que me ha apasionado de principio a fin. Es difcil ya de por s plasmar este tipo de historias, y ms en una novela grfica, pero tanto la...
  • Mackenzie Lane
    Jun 06, 2018
    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 S.
    Mar 06, 2018
    "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
    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
    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...
  • Kristen
    Aug 24, 2018
    The ending gave me chills. ...
  • Shayne Bauer
    Mar 24, 2018
    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
    May 11, 2018
    "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
    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...
  • nova ryder ♥
    Sep 19, 2018
    The art really took this from a 4 to a 5. Laurie Halse Anderson is coming to my library in two weeks so I?m definitely going to have to buy a copy of this and have her sign it. RTC ...
  • ❛jingle bell rock❜ (kayla)
    Sep 30, 2018
    HERE ME OUT NOTHING IS WRONG WITH THIS BOOK, IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING BUT I HAD TO RETURN IT TO THE LIBRARY SO I DIDN'T GET TO FINISH IT ? and there's no way of getting another copy anytime soon so I have to stop half through :/ ...
  • PinkAmy loves  \u0026#x1f495; books\u0026#x1f4d6;, cats\u0026#x1f63b; and naps\u0026#x1f6cf;
    Jan 17, 2018
    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...