Speak Essay - According to RAINN.org \u201cEvery 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted.\u201d The the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson gives us an

Speak Essay - According to RAINN.org “Every 98 seconds an...

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According to RAINN.org, “Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted.” The the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson gives us an insight into someone who was sexually assaulted by someone at a party. The book shows us through the main character Melida how getting sexually assaulted can change someone's life forever. Until the end of the book she never told anyone what happened that night that changed her life forever. The feeling at the endof the book that many people feel is that Laurie Halse Anderson choices where effective. The first thing you have to ask yourself after reading this did Laurie Halse Anderson achieve her desired purpose of this book? In the book Speak Laurie Halse Anderson didn’t just come out and say that Melinda was raped, but made the people keep guessing what happend to make everyone hate her. It didn’t tell us until the chapter A Night To Remember when they jump back to her past at the party to tell us what happened that night. “I was on the ground and he was on top of me. My lips mumble something about leaving, a friend who needs me, about my parents worrying. His lips lock on mine and I can't say anything. In my head my voice is
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