“Another page turns on the calendar, April now, not March. . . . . . . . . . I am spinning the silk threads of my story, weaving the fabric of my world… I spun out of control. Eating was hard. Breathing was hard. Living was hardest. I wanted to swallow the bitter seeds of forgetfulness … Somehow, I dragged myself out of the dark and asked for help. I spin and weave and knit my words and visions until a life starts to take shape.” There is no […]
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux First publication date: 1999 Pages: 198 Price: $15.99 CAD (paperback) at Indigo Books & Music Online Synopsis The first ten lies they tell you in high school. “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, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now […]
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group Publication date: March 12th 2019 Pages: 304 Price: $19.18 CAD (Hardcover) at Indigo Books & Music Online  Synopsis A searing poetic memoir and call to action from the bestselling and award-winning author of Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson! Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, […]