Really, really, amazing book
Quite frankly, I'm not sure if the previous reviewer read the same book. I honestly enjoyed Speak from the bottom of my heart. Melinda is an entertaining narrator that manages to narrate high school life in the most sardonic yet hilarious way I've read in a long time. This is even better considering all the pain that the character has gone through. I read somewhere that the author considered this a book about depression, and it really shows. The reader can practically feel Melinda breaking apart slowly, and it's extremely easy to sympathize with her. The author even manages to sneak in some subtle foreshadowing and symbolism, which isn't noticeable (until the second read) or heavy-handed at all.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this book as a good read. Just make sure to read until the end, because the beauty of the story is better seen after you've been given the full picture.
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