Education in a New Society eOh goodness me i dontven want to begin this review because Education in a New Society: Renewing the Sociology of Education even though im sticking to my rating i feel super guilty for rating this so low but its been awhile since ive read this and i finally feel like i can articulate why this book just isnt for me firstly i want to say that the topic of this story isxtremely important and deserves the representation it gets in this Just okay I was particularly disappointed with the nding and felt that there was an lement of glorification in this novel that I didn t appreciate Let me xplainAlthough I loved the fact that Melinda finally finds her voice and a way to xpress herself I felt as if the story was wrapped up a little too uickly and too neatly Let s be honest that nding was than a little unrealistic You can t simply put a pretty bow on the nd of this novel otherwise the ntire tale becomes trite Having been through this myself and sadly listened to countless stori It is asier not to say anything Shut your trap button your lip can it All that crap you hear on TV about communication and xpressing feelings is a lie Nobody really wants to hear what you have to say Speak to me is taken as a lesson than just a book A lesson worth reading and worth analyzing very little detail no matter how the writing is and no matter how repetitive it can get It s a short novel where the life of an individual is so much and worth so much but people don t show that side because they don t believe it to be worth so much Speak spoke to me It s a story where you reflect on your past actions of judgment shamefulness misguidedness and Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation even powerspecially power We ve all been in those times judging people looking at them like we re better than them when in reali The following review will touch upon serious topics and under the spoiler section I might hide TMI too much information tags If you don t want to know about my own personal journey don t read because it might be umconfortable and triggering I ll use strong languageI also want to point out that I read this book long ago and that I won t re read for this review I just want to discuss the following uestions which I found in the review of one of my favorite Goodreads reviewers Gender Justice ever my dear Meredith BTW I recommend following her reviewsMeredith wrote this Should Laurie Halse Anderson s book Speak be placed in the adult section because it deals with rape No It is a teen book that touches upon a serious topic that teens are very much aware of How many people were assigned The Handmaid s Tale in high school which basically is all about women being used for their bodies to reproduce since a majority of the population can not Should that be added to the adult section only NoI agree with Meredith 100% I ll goven beyond that I think this book along with any other book that deals with rape culture should be mandatory read in very high school of this messed up planet Even if parents might feel unconfortable with their kids reading this book the sad reality is that rape is a crime that has no respect for the victims age Kids might be better prepared to deal with this crime if they get the right informationIf you have been following my reviews you ll notice that lately I ve been adding you have been following my reviews you ll notice that lately I ve been adding warnings and xplicit content warnings for YA books That s because lately you can find almost the same amount of nudity violence sexuality rotic content and dgyness in YA books as you would find in New adult readseven From Notes to Narrative erotica books I ve been mentioning A court of mist and fury a lot because it srotica book misllabed as Young adult by the greedy publishing company and their kirkus reviews minions Paper princess by rotica authors Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick along with Sarah J Maas Empire of storms have been mentioned as wellYet I won t add those kind of warnings for this reviewI
WOULDN T TRY TO GET 13 t try to get 13 YO teens away of this bookI dissaprove of anyone who wants to keep teens away from this bookYou ll wonder WhyBecause1 Rape is a crime Some people might consider that this book contains sexual content because rape at times involves a form of fornicationcopulation But to make it clear sex is one thing a natural act that isn t a sin that isn t dirty that it s a healthy xpression of afection a natural instinct Rape is verything but 2 Anyone who reads the book sypnosis can make an informed decision whether to buyreadborrow this book or not The blurb is a trigger warning in itself Unlike Mist and Fury and Paper princess the author and her publishing company didn t try to pretend #that this book is something different that what it is Edgy dark and uncomfortableYes This book isn t a fluffy happy #this book is something different that what it is Edgy dark and uncomfortableYes This book isn t a fluffy happy yet I remember njoying Melinda Sordino s journey back when I was 16 YO The author has a way with words it was like Melinda was directly speaking to me she was so relatable This book didn t make me feel uncomfortable back when I read it it was dark and gritty but it was also a uick read and the uotes were to die for I highlighted this book so much it became almost unreadable and I m only sorry that I m completely uncapable to read this book now after TMI view spoiler I faced the very thing that this book is about Rape hide spoiler Well I can t help but feel a little disappointed I mean the summary doesn t reveal much kind of like Melinda herself and so obviously I made my own assumptions of the plot Turns out there s no killing involved It s not a mystery or a thriller it s a psychological story If I had known before I think I might have Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) enjoyed this a tiny bit So Melinda She s confused scared terrified and convinced that she s alone in this wide animalistic world Things are somewhat bearable but that is prior to her losing her only friend at school and seeing IT We witness her trying her best to shut downverything around her and take nest in her own mind It s not pretty to see and it does make for tragi. Sinopsis Aku meluruskan penjepit kertas dan menggoreskannya di sepanjang bagian dalam pergelangan tangan kiriku Jika usaha bunuh diri adalah tangisan minta tolong lalu ini apa Rengekan Aku menggambar retakan retakan jendela dari darah menggurat garis demi garis Catatan harian Melinda ''Sudah kuduga kau biang kerok saat pertama melihatmu Sudah 24 tahun aku mengajar di sini dan aku bisa mengetahui apa yang berkecamuk dalam kepala seorang.
You love her or hate here she s here to tell her story as is Her humor is dry and loveable which creates an interesting dynamic with the rest of her characterI will say there really isn t a plot which is usually a letdown for me The ntire book is ssentially Melissa navigating her freshman year with a heavy weight on her shoulders and few people in her company There is definitely a large amount of character development which was xecuted well and I understand that is the intention of the story so I m not going to complain that it didn t feed into my reading preferences The novel didn t need a large plot because the story is of personal growth and strength not high school drama or romanceI will say the nding felt a little abrupt I would have loved Foraging for Survival even just anpilogue to have a concrete Fragments ending and justice though many people in Melinda s situation do not get closure so maybe that was the author s intentWhat s interesting is that this book was always described to me as a revolutionary story about sexual assault but I only found out in the middle of reading that this aspect of the story is not commonly known before reading Apparently the point of the story is to find out WHY Melinda cannot speak though I went into this story already knowing the reason I definitely don t think my knowledge of thevents of this story affected my reading Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries experience at all If anything I think I got out of the story because I was able to read into details as they were being revealed instead of having to decode them later I really wish the content of this story was widespread though I do seem to be a little late in reading this one because I think it s so important people know the sensitive topics they are reading about Sexual assault is not a plot twist and I am not suggesting Speak feeds into this because I think the topic was handled with accuracy and respect in this case I m making a general statement and I would love for us to not have to silence discussion on its inclusion in the book in fear of s p o i l r s I think people should know the content of this book before reading if only to help protect those who may be deeply affected by the vents of this novel where reading unprepared could cause a lot of harmI really loved this book and would definitely recommend it THE FIRST TEN LIES THEY TELL YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL1 We are here to help you2 You will have nough time to get to your class before the bell rings3 The dress code will be nforced4 No smoking is allowed on school grounds5 Our football team will win the championship this year6 We xpect of you here7 Guidance counselors are always available to listen8 Your schedule was created with your needs in mind9 Your locker combination is private10 These will be the years you will look back on fondlyI m trying to think of ways to go about describing this book and I m not really sure how to start It s dark depressing terrifying and amazing Everyone should read it You might hate it and I ll get to you but you must read it The story starts with Melinda the narrator starting 9th grade Everyone ven her old friends won t talk to her It s revealed that during the summer Melinda called the cops on a party and it got busted a few people got arrested and now veryone hates her Something happened to Melinda at that party something she hasn t told anyone about She retreats into herself withdrawing from school her family and any possibility of friendship It isn t until the middle of the story that we learn what really happened at the party but Anderson gives us a big fat hint in this scene where Melinda and her lab partner dissect a frog in biology classOur frog lies on her back Waiting for a prince to come and princessify her with a smooch I stand over her with my knife Ms Keen s voice fades to a mosuito whine My throat closes off It s hard to breathe I put out my hand to steady myself against the table David pins her froggy hands to the dissection tray He spreads her froggy legs #and pins her froggy feet I have to slice open her #pins her froggy feet I have to slice open her She doesn t say a word She is already dead A scream starts in my gut I can feel the cut smell the dirt leaves in my hairHoly god Remember what I said about the terrifying stuff The main reason I loved this book is because I was very very similar to Melinda in high school Her attitude about school her cynicism towards the whole high school is the best time of your life crap her opinions about classes and teachers and the uselessness of guidance counselorsthat was me I kind of wished I could transport myself into the story so Melinda and I could sneer at pep rallies together And then I felt bad because nothing bad happened to me in high school Nothing like the stuff Melinda went through She had a reason for being so withdrawn and unhappy and angry about One Ticket To Texas everything I didn t It s sort of an unpleasant realization wow I was a total snot for absolutely no reason I was okay with thisventually but some people might not be I can imagine someone criticizing this story for being too mo or saying that Melinda was too much of a downer Okay I didn t want to give away spoilers but
I can t talk about my next point without revealing somecan t talk about my next point without revealing some So just to be clearHERE BE SPOILERS YOU VE BEEN WARNEDThen again they could be like a certain reviewer YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE who wrote and I uote I m so sick of this sic stories about girls who got raped and spend the ntire book pitying themselvestakes breath counts to tenApparently Laurie Halse Anderson gets this a lot My dition of the book has an interview with her and she said I have gotten one uestion repeatedly from young men These are guys who liked the book but they are honestly confused They ask me why Melinda was so upset about being raped I mtheywhywhat the fuck I think I need to go sit in a corner and do some yoga breaths be back later Read for Social Justice in Young Adult Literatur. Ek yang nggak dikenal Melinda sama sekali Sst Ada Apa dengan Melinda Buku Terbaik Remaja versi ALA American Library Association Buku Remaja Favorit versi IRA International Reading Asscociation Buku Populer Remaja versi YALSA Young Adult Library Services Association Penghargaan Buku untuk Remaja versi New York Public Library ''Sst akan memikat pembaca mulai kata pertama sampai terakhir Novel yang sungguh lucu dan misterius'' The Horn Bo. .
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C moments but they re all part of the process she creates to survive high schoolI really think that the outline of the book is fairly original It s feels like it s written in journal ntries which gives such an authentic atmosphere to the story It makes us believe in Melinda and hope that Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader everything turns out for the best for her The writing makes the story flow in a perfect rhythm for this type of story lent that s for sure but deep and reflectiveA couple of things that could have been better the secondary characters Melinda s parents and the tragedy around IT itself Basically this is a Melinda s world we re in her head and since she s not the most popular girl in school there aren t many interactions between her and other kids Thisuals scarcely any secondary characters There s David the headstrong and could not be different than Melinda David But what about him We only get to know him a little through short journal Gypsy World: The Silence of the Living and the Voices of the Dead entries of Melinda sMelinda s parents are puzzling At least to me For most of the book they rextremely mad and annoyed at her Bryozoan Evolution especially the mother She never tries to actually ask Melinda what s wrong No wonder Melinda can t muster the force to do so But then atnd of the story we see the dad showing such benevolence and I m there suinting my Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court: Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) eyes like why is this the first time we see this facet of his personality Surely because Melinda prefers limiting her interactions with her parentsAnd the last thing that let me down is the details around IT Or shall I say the lack of them We don t know his past why he does what he does orven what will happen to him Alright so the last part is Silvers Edge easy to imagine BUT STILL Thending is very open so that s something to remember I find it sad that we don t get any kind of info on IT I wish we knew what his life at home looks like just so we can understand his motives for doing what he does betterThis book didn t take me by surprise as I have read a panoply of novels with similar if not xact same themes But I can guess that when it was first published there were reasons to fuss about it I am still recommending it seeing that it s so profound and realistic and I grew uite attached to Melinda Hopefully you will as well Once I finished reading the last word I knew I was going to reread it Yes that profoundHonest Authentic Real Use all those words and their synonyms and you have this book I literally wanted to hop into the sea of words and tell Melinda Sordino I ll be your friend Don t despair Alas I couldn t do that though I had to see her struggle It s painful but since I watched the movie which was done well by the way first before reading the book I knew where she was coming from Melinda s voice was sonormal She wasn t there to make you like her or hate her She just who she really was I liked her immensely though and in real life think would have been friends with her Her whole take on high school was hilarious and kind of scarily accurate I totally love the character of David Petrakis He would have been my hero in ninth grade No joke The cover fits the story like a glove Not all book jackets can boast that so let s give the jacket cover artist a round of applause Ok I need stop raving about the cover so much but I couldn t help it #The visual person inside of me had to let it outMelinda is never really described in detail of #visual person inside of me had to let it outMelinda is never really described in detail of she look likes so you get the sense the author wanted to make her as relatable as possible and that she is We all might not have had to go through the same demons she has but I know we all have felt alone and without help and that is what makes her the perfect narrator The nding was done so utterly well I m not sure I can say anything about it I d probably give it away if I try Let s just say getting back at people is very rewardingIt is getting added to my all time favorites If you like this book read You Don t Know Me Not uite the same style but definitely the same feel I didn t think I d
be so gripped by this book but the author captures the pains and troubles of veryday high school life with suchso gripped by this book but the author captures the pains and troubles of veryday high school life with such and raw motion that I couldn t help recognising half the characters from my own high school days There s Rachel the x best friend who s had a personality transplant over the summer Heather the temporary friend who s just waiting to be snapped up by a cooler cliue and of course the protagonist who doesn t uite fit in anywhereThe beauty of this novel is that it works well alone without the much darker and important story behind it But that being said it also serves as a very sad and moving voice for rape victims particularly for those who feel at fault or scared and mbarrassed by what happened It was a uick accessible read but it s also the kind that plays on your mind long after finishing it 2017 Reread I read this for my young adult literature class along with scholastic articles about the book which added a great new layer to my interpretation of the novel Original Review I ve owned this book for years and never got around to reading it until yesterday I m happy I did because this was one of the best books that I have read lately Speak was very well paced and I never found the story to be dragging or boring I loved the character development and Melinda s voice throughout the story Original rating 55 stars 45 stars I think this is a really powerful novel that should be read by so many specially teens Speak is a fascinating tale of learning to use your voice when you previously believed it did not matter The message is one I think all can benefit from and I m so glad I finally read itTrigger warning rapeLaurie Halse Anderson is a fabulous writer She has a very distinctive writing style It s an unfiltered stream of consciousness that feels so real I previously read Wintergirls and found them to be written very similarly Melinda s narration is authentic and raw she s not here to make. Anak hanya dengan menatap mata mereka'' Mr Neck guru Sejarah melinda yang ''Killer'' ''Aku benci KAU'' Komat kamit tanpa suara RachelRachelle sahabat Melinda selama 9 tahun ''Sikap kamu tuh sangat negatif dan kamu nggak pernah mencoba apa pun Kamu cuma berkeliaran ke sana kemari sok cuek dengan orang orang yang ngomongin kamu di belakang'' Heather teman baru Melinda di SMA ''Sordino Oh jadi KAU yang namanya 'Melinda Sordino' itu'' Cew. ,