Thursday, June 18, 2009

Review: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

My first review on layers of thought.
Speak in the audio format feels realistic, as the reader sounds like a teenage girl whom narrates to us in the first person. She sarcastically and moodily goes through her disrupted life with the experiences of a typical teenager, and one whom has experienced a traumatic event. Its easy to sympathize with her as she fumbles her way through her cynicism, pain, and angst which are otherwise present in most untouched young people's lives. The audio book plays identically to the movie which was good, and had unfortunately watched before I listened to the audio book. Generally, I like to read the book before I watch the movie. I'd prefer not to read a book when I know its conclusion. It's more of a commitment to spend the time reading a book rather than watching an hour long movie, but I would say that this book was worth it.

Publisher: Peter Smith Pub Inc (June 30, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0844672920ISBN-13: 978-0844672922

Author's website

I would give it 3.5 stars.


Amanda said...

I imagine this would be a very different experience in audiobook.

Unknown said...

You know, good thought - I have very little to compare it too. I have never read a book and listened to the audio as well. It would be and interesting exercise.

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