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FREE EBOOK ´ EPUB Shout By Laurie Halse Anderson ä õ LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON Ã [Ebook] ➢ Shout Author Laurie Halse Anderson – A searing poetic memoir and call to action from the bestselling and award winning author of Speak Laurie Halse AndersonBestsellinAnged 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 shares reflections rants and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written abo Part One roughly the first half of the book drones on but Part Two and Three bring thunder and rage and unapologetic ferocity to the issue of sexual abuse rape and the unforgivable way society treats women and men who find the courage to come forward and speak the truth the uestion is born out of true confusionno one ever told him the rules of intimacyor the law his dad only talks about condomswith a don't get her pregnant warninghis mom says talk to your fatherso he watches a lot of pornto get offto be schooledporn says her body is territorybegging to be conuered no conversation reuiredyou take what you want Note uote taken from an Advanced Readers' Edition

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A searing poetic memoir and call to action from the bestselling and award winning author of Speak Laurie Halse AndersonBestselling author 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 ch “the overlap of my stories and my lifeis a garden courtyard sky strung with stars” The first half of this book was a 4 star read for me but the second half was a full shimmering 5 stars So it gets 4½ stars rounded upIt's been a long time since I read Speak but I still recall how deeply that book affected me In a time of #MeToo it is easy to forget how powerful and important little books like that were for readers Every day survivors are finding their voices and learning how they too can speak up without shame about what happened to them Now twenty years later Anderson is back with a voice that is louder stronger and attuned with the current era It is still much neededHer voice is wiser now too; mature It speaks of twenty years of talking with survivors sharing their pain and most of all listening The first half of this book is a memoir of Anderson's upbringing including how she was raped at thirteen and her struggle in the aftermath Through verse she talks about how the toxic misogynistic environment of the 1970s set women up to say nothing be good be uiet don't ask uestions definitely no uestions about sex or menstruation You can see how her experiences both within her family and within society at large would later silence her voice when she needed it mostIt is the second half where her writing is strongest however This is complete speculation but it felt to me like the author wrote the hard hitting poems of the second part first and then proceeded to tell the first part of her story in verse to fit with the rest The later poems all work as powerful standalones and read like they were written as such but I think the first half could have been stronger as prose “Censorship is the child of fearthe father of ignoranceand the desperate weapon of fascistseverywhere” The second half made me absolutely furious The poems are about rape consent and censorship using a lot of grotesue metaphors and imagery that fit the subject matter well but are disturbing I think the most upsetting aspect of all was surprisingly the censorship; the constant barriers faced by those trying to teach kids about their bodies and sex and consent It made me so angry to see teachers cancelling Anderson's talks or banning her books because she talked honestly about young girls and sex Kids of all genders need these talks They are essential if we are to stop what happened to Anderson and Speak's Melinda from happening to others So read this book And let your kids read this book tooCW Rape graphic PTSD abuse alcoholism substance abuseBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

EBOOK Shout By Laurie Halse Anderson

Shout By Laurie Halse AndersUt before Searing and soul searching this important memoir is a denouncement of our society's failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #metoo and #timesup whether aloud online or only in their own hearts Shout speaks truth to power in a loud clear voice and once you hear it it is impossible to ignor Content warnings include sexual assault PTSD war physical abuse fat shaming alcohol and other drug use This is the story of a girl who lost her voice and wrote herself a new one I expect I’m one of the only ones reading SHOUT before they’ve read Speak I’ve had Speak on my ‘I absolutely have to read this book’ list for as long as I can remember but still haven’t read it I searched my local library for it but they don’t own it I tried for several years to buy it on Kindle but it wasn’t available to purchase in my country I just checked and it’s still not an option I finally bit the bullet and added it to my Book Depository order last year and it’s been looking at me ever since from my shelf uietly asking me why I haven’t opened its pages Honestly? It’s intimidated me It’s the book about sexual assault and while I’ve read so many others I think I’ve worried about what it will bring up for me when I do finally read it So long story slightly shorter my plan is to SHOUT then Speak and then SHOUT again I’m interested to see if my perspective on SHOUT changes after I’ve read Speak I guess time will tellThe first section of this book is essentially memoir in free verse Laurie takes the reader on a journey through a series of childhood memories; a father haunted by war when alcohol isn’t numbing his memories a mother silenced her own experiences of school work and surviving sexual assault I really loved reading about Laurie’s experience as an exchange student in Denmark and would happily devour as much information as I could about those 13 months; what I’ve read has sparked an interest in Danish cultureThe second section which begins almost two thirds of the way through the book broke my heart as Laurie shared just a handful of stories about her interactions with other survivors whose young bodies have been invaded and lives changed most often by those they know and should have been able to trust Although this section made me cry one of the things that got to me the most was something hopeful the colourful ribbons tied to fences in Ballarat Australia in support of the abused which ultimately created Loud Fence The images of those ribbons of support broke me This section includes responses from readers students who have heard Laurie speak teachers and librarians; those who need to share their story those who don’t understand what was so bad about Melinda’s experience in Speak those who want to censor “inappropriate” reading materialI’m not sure how to sum up the third section other than to say that it was the shortest section but also the one in which I shed most tears Laurie’s final poems about her parents simply gutted meAlthough it’s clearly stated in the blurb I still hadn’t thought there’d be as much memoir as there was in this book I’d expected a greater percentage of poems to be directly addressing sexual assault even though there are plenty that do When my expectations didn’t line up with reality I thought I’d be disappointed but I wasn’t and I’m already ready for a reread I expect that I will revisit this book each time I read one of Laurie’s books that are mentioned here to search out her favourite scenes and glimpses of the story behind the storyThere’s a vulnerability here and it’s entwined with strength determination courage resilience and so much compassion While I finished this book with a contented sigh I’m still yearning for Luckily for me as this is the first of Laurie’s books that I’ve read shame on me I still have plenty to exploreThank you Laurie Halse Anderson for sharing some of your life in this book for breaking my heart growing my empathy giving me so many amazing passages to highlight and inspiring me I will see you on Ultima ThuleThank you so much to NetGalley and Viking an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC for the opportunity to read this book