DEAR-SPEAK (mid)

The book I am reading now is ‘speak’ by Laurie Hales Anderson. This book is about a teenage girl and her relationships with friends. There is a misunderstanding between her and her friends, but she is not trying to speak the truth and solve this confusing relationship with friends.

So far, I have read quarter of this book and it has explained about the school and the treatments from the teachers and friends. From the beginning, the main character of this book has never spoke to her friends and teachers when they asked questions to her, so it had made me wonder why doesn’t she speak and tell her friends the truth and solve the problem. I found this book very interesting because this is the story that we can find in daily life like friendships. Hence, teenagers would be interested reading this because it creates sympathy.

It is easier not to say anything. Shut your trap, button your lip, can it. All that crap you hear on TV about communication and expressing feelings is a lie. Nobody really wants to hear what you have to say.

I felt this quote in the beginning of the story very impressive, because I sometimes feel the same as this character as well. Often there is some case that situation get worse when we speak more about it. And I doubt if this is one of the reason why she refuse to speak.

Through now, the book is exciting (getting to the part where the problem has happened) and I am looking foward to finish this book soon !!!

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2 comments to DEAR-SPEAK (mid)

  • Aurora

    Wow, this book sounds interesting although I believe talking about things are better, at least in most cases! But it really sounds like an interesting `twist´on things!

  • Ariel

    Hmm, impressive quotation picking, this quotation basically explains what the character was thinking at that time. When I read the book, I only figured out what her problem is until the middle of the book, great understanding! I totally agree with you that it creates sympathy, I remember feeling really bad for her when her ex-best friend didn’t even bother talking to her. Remarkable understanding of the book, clap clap!

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