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Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
Young adult

Shout

by Laurie Halse Anderson

Quick take

An inspiring, no-holds-barred memoir from the best-selling author of Speak.

Good to know

  • Feminist

  • Social issues

  • Famous author

  • Poetry

Why I love it

“This is the story of a girl who lost her voice and wrote herself a new one.”

Growing up in an insular community, I often felt voiceless as a woman. Because I was afraid to speak up, I found myself resorting to books and stories to understand my place in the world. Whenever I witnessed injustices around me, I curled up inside of a book in an attempt to make sense of them. After years of being sil...

Synopsis

Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson...

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