I purchased this book from Barnes and Noble to read after a recommendation from a friend. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟Speak by Laura Halse Anderson. Melinda starts off high school on the wrong foot. An outcast, barely seen, and never heard. But the secret she keeps is dark and deep inside her. Her parents are always working and at each other’s throats. She feels as if no one listens and no one connects with her. The only thing that keeps her going is an art project she so many times wants to give up on. Until one day…..the entire world thaws from under winter and Melinda speaks up. The last day of school everyone finds out her secret in a very real way. She was silent until one day when she needed to speak the most. I believe every high school girl feels exactly the way Melinda feels at some point. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Amazon, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, and Twitter @jason_stacie.