Author Laurie Halse Anderson has achieved something unusual and fine with this novel. As a work of literary art and as a bit of practical moral instruction, I can't imagine how it could be better. It's so entertaining you don't realize you're being taught something important; and the experience is so powerful you can easily forget that it is, after all, just art. ...I also loved Speak! And I recommended it to my 17yo daughter, who loved it too. My complete review is here.
[Speak] shows contemporary American fiction at its very best.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak
In his January 2007 review of Speak, Orson Scott Card says the following: