[660 points - 15 #1s, 13 #2s, 15 #3s, 10 #4s, 7 #5s, 10 #6s, 12 #7s, 9 #8s, 14 #9s, 8 #10s.]
Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not safe. Because there’s something she’s trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth. Mad Woman in The Forest.com
It's hard to believe that this title was once lolling around in a publisher's slush pile. Highly regarded, richly awarded and beloved - Speak recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Speak follows Melinda as she struggles to voice herself and the event that changed everything. Your number four was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an Edgar Allan Poe Award finalist, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, a National Book Award Finalist and also graced the New York Times Bestseller List.
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