Canceled! BookTeen Book Club

Our fearless leader, Carly, is sick today and won't be able to lead this discussion. We'll see you next month.

Teens! Join BookBar's Teen Book Club. This month, we're reading Speak. Enjoy half-off cafe drinks & 15% off book club selection.

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About the Book: "Speak up for yourself—we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless—an outcast—because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her.

A timeless novel about consent and finding the courage to speak up for yourself, the twentieth anniversary edition of the classic novel that has spoken to so many young adults now includes a new introduction by acclaimed writer, host, speaker, and cultural commentator Ashley C. Ford as well as an afterword by New York Times-bestselling author of All American Boys and Long Way Down, Jason Reynolds. This edition will also feature an updated Q&A, resource list, and essay and poem from Laurie Halse Anderson.

Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times–bestselling author who writes for all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has sold nearly five million copies. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Laurie was the proud recipient of the 2015 Intellectual Freedom Award given by the National Council of Teachers of English, and the 2011 Free Speech Defender Award given by the National Coalition Against Censorship. You can follow Laurie’s adventures on Twitter,, and on her website

Event date: 
Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Speak 20th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250302359
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - January 15th, 2019