September 2, 2011

TGIF! (16)

TGIF is brought to us by Ginger at GReads!

It's a way for bloggers to celebrate the end of the week with a nice re-cap of their weekly posts and to answer a random question.

Making a Difference: Which book(s) would you put in the hands of today's teenagers in hopes of making a difference in their lives?

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.

I really think that would be my number one choice. I'm not sure anything could top that. It may not be "classic" literature, but it's powerful nonetheless. It's not just a teen read. It's so much more than that. To play off of the title, let the book speak for itself. It's got a strong message, and gets it across in the most relatable way.

This is a must-read.


  1. I've never read Speak, but have always heard that it's a brilliant book. Will definitely have to read it some day!

  2. I have not read speak yet but I did just buy it! I will have to read it soon, it sounds like it is an amazing book.

  3. I suggest Speak to my students all the time...and I've never done it myself! (shock - I know, lol). I know it's a great book but it's gotten a little lost in my TBR...oops, I'll use this reminder to dig it out ;)

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  5. Hopping through. I agree with you on Speak. I also would add Wintergirls.
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  6. New follower hopping through!

    Speak is a beautifully powerful book. Its one of those novels that just stays with you forever. I've actually recently given my copy to my 15 year old sister and told her "You MUST read this".

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  7. I've never actually read Speak. I'm seeing a lot of people use that as an answer. I may just have to pick it up sometime soon

    Thanks for stopping by In Libris Veritas. Cute layout by the way.

  8. SPEAK is a great choice for this week's QA.

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