Saturday, June 02, 2012

Speak : Book AND Movie Review

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Title : Speak

Series :  -
Author : Laurie Halse Anderson
Pages : 198
Release Date : Oct. 22nd 1999
Publisher : Speak
Format : Paperback, Platinum Edition
Source :  Borrowed - Library

So, I am trying something new! A book and movie review! Bear with me for the movie review; it'S my first try, and I hope it all goes well!

Book : My Opinion :

Speak is the first book by Laurie Halse Anderson that I read, and, I have to say; I was saddened that I didn't like it as much as I though I would.

It just didn't entertain me enough. I get that the book is about something really serious, and I think that was what kept me from giving it a two stars. There wasn't enough action; it was pretty repetitive, and there wasn't enough drama for me, and if you know me DRAMA is all that I care about (Or almost, because there is ALSO romance, which is something the book ALSO lacked of, but, I understand, because...putting romance in the book wouldn't have been logic).. I mean, are you going to read a book that tells the life of a normal girl (like me) who says how she eats her breakfast and what grades  she got? NO! And that was how I felt whilst reading the book, although, there was the issue of... rape... but it wasn't approached enough to leave a mark on me - or readers, I think. I mean, it did leave an impact on me, but not a big enough.

Speak was a book that, even if it wasn't the best book ever, made me think.


3 roses

Other book(s) by the author :

Author Bio : 

Laurie Halse AndersonLaurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous ALA and state awards. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists.

Mother of four and wife of one, Laurie lives in Northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. 

Movie : My Opinion :

I thought the movie was a bit like the book; kinda boring and lacking of action at times, but, unlike the book, when there were dramatic, I thought they were even more dramaticer than the book!

The actor that plays the main character, Melinda, is actually Kristen Stewart. And she plays her part greatly!

IT (the guy that raped Melinda) played his part perfectly; he was the perfect jerk.

For once, I liked the movie better than the book!

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