I started Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak last night, a book that has become required reading in a lot of high schools across the country, and am quickly being sucked in to the encompassing silence and fear that permeates through the pages. This is a quick read...a heavy read...an important read for anyone.
"I feel like the Prince of Darkness has swept his cloak over the table. The light dims. I shiver. Andy stands behind me to flirt with Emily" (90).
Learn from it!