I read Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson about a year ago, and I loved it. A few days ago, I got the chance to watch the movie adaptation of the book and I absolutely adored it. I think I liked the movie better, strange as it may sound. So, today, I’m gonna take a few quotes from the book and talk about how relatable I found them and the main character Melinda Sordino. So, without further ado, let’s begin!
I wasted the last weeks of August watching bad cartoons. I didn’t go to the mall, the lake, or the pool, or answer the phone. I have entered high school with the wrong hair, the wrong clothes, the wrong attitude.
Homework is not an option. My bed is sending out serious nap rays.
Gym should be illegal. It is humiliating.
I need a new friend. I need a friend, period. Not a true friend, nothing close or share clothes or sleepover giggle yak yak. Just a pseudo-friend, disposable friend. Friend as accessory. Just so I don’t feel and look so stupid.
“What are your goals, Mel?”
My goal is to go home and take a nap.
“I know these guys,” she says. “They work with me on the newspaper.”
The newspaper? We have a newspaper?
Maybe I’ll be an artist if I grow up.
(Some time later…)
Melinda Sordino–Anthropologist. I have unearthed the remains of a hideous sacrifice.
(Some time later…)
Of course I want to be a model. I want to paint my eyelids gold.
(One paragraph later)
I like cheeseburgers too much to be a model.
Nobody bothered to tell me that study hall was being held in the library today. By the time I find it, the period is almost over.
So guys, that’s about it. I really loved this book and the movie, and I think I’ll read Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson –Mel apparently makes an appearance in it and I adore her– and the graphic novel by the author. As you all know, I loved it, and I would love to see you guys love this book. I totally recommend you to read this book and watch the movie. If you wanna see my thoughts about the movie, click here. I had uploaded my review for the book and I will reupload it after making a few changes and link it here.