Throwback Thursday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Stephanie @Bookfever and Christina @Booksane where we feature books that we've read in the past but are still crazy about. It could be a book you read as a child and still remember and love or maybe just a book that you haven't read in a long time and want to show your love for.
Each week we'll be featuring a new random question to answer!
I was almost late to the party since I didn't realize Steph and Christina had decided to start this until today. So my first Throwback Thursday features Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.
Laurie Halse Anderson
Since the beginning of the school year, high school freshman Melinda has found that it's been getting harder and harder for her to speak out loud: "My throat is always sore, my lips raw.... Every time I try to talk to my parents or a teacher, I sputter or freeze.... It's like I have some kind of spastic laryngitis." What could have caused Melinda to suddenly fall mute? Could it be due to the fact that no one at school is speaking to her because she called the cops and got everyone busted at the seniors' big end-of-summer party? Or maybe it's because her parents' only form of communication is Post-It notes written on their way out the door to their nine-to-whenever jobs. While Melinda is bothered by these things, deep down she knows the real reason why she's been struck mute: Andy Evans. He's a senior at Melinda's high school, and Melinda hasn't been able to speak clearly since the Incident with him at the senior party last August.
I think I read it in my early teens which to me feels like twenty years ago (it's only been ten years). I first saw the movie featuring Kristen Steward, Michael Angarano and Steve Zahn. If you haven't seen the film all I can say is you've missed out. I recently re-read Speak and was blown away again by Melinda's story. to me, it's a must-read for all girls and women.
“IT happened. There is no avoiding it, no forgetting. No running away, or flying, or burying, or hiding.”
“Do they choose to be so dense? Were they born that way? I have no friends. I have nothing. I say nothing. I am nothing. ”
“If I ever form a clan, we'll be the anti-cheerleaders and walk under the bleacher forming mild acts of mayhem.”
Question of the Week:
What is your favorite drink while reading?
Truthfully, I try not to drink anything while reading because I'm a bit of a klutz (you're suprised right?) and I don't want to spill anything on my book or Kindle.