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I just finished another book, #8 for 2013, and all I can say is WOW!

Speak, written by Laurie Halse Anderson, is a poignant look at a teenager’s life as she deals with her first year in high school and a secret that makes that year a living nightmare.

Her story is told first-person.  It is smartly written.  In fact, I could easily imagine my own students’ thoughts coming to life on paper.

I’m sure many of you have already read this or seen the movie.  Most of the students who saw me reading the book shared their love for both as well.

I, however, have only been teaching Intensive Reading for two years now, so Young Adult Fiction is a genre that is still a bit new for me.

I’m playing catch-up.

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it.


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