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EBOOK ↠ Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson ¶ Laurie Halse Anderson 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 c “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

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FREE PDF ✓ BOOK Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson ↠ LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON ☆ ➽ [Reading] ➿ Shout By Laurie Halse Anderson ➲ – A searing poetic memoir and call to action from the bestselling and award winning author of Speak Laurie Halse AndersonBe Bout 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 igno Powerful This is Laurie Halse Anderson's autobiography and she delivers it in a direct way through poetry and verse It comes across as simply telling her tale with no emotion and for me it had a huge emotional impact for me the reader I find that works well if the author is just giving facts and let the reader feel the emotions The last half of the book Laurie discusses her book Speak which came out 20 years ago and has started a movement of women speaking up about their experiences In our treatment rooms we are told that 60 percent of every women walking in our door has been raped of sexually abused at some point in their life We are told we don't need to dig it up but assume that something happened It's obvious that women have to deal with so much We need to do a better job in teaching men in how to interact with women regarding sex Laurie gets to the point and she doesn't shy away from the stories thousands of girls tell her and what is happening and how teen boys don't understand In every high school she visit boys ask her why girls are upset and they are genuine and not being an ass They don't understand it seems that no really means stop no She wrote about for men about this called 'Twisted' and I want to read that now It was written after all these guys wanted to understand the outrage Many people have been through a tough childhood and Laurie is among them She has a strong voice now and it seems to have empowered her She also talks about school boards wanting to keep books like Speak out of their libraries because they want to shield their kids from the subject but what Laurie sees is that all that stuff still happens Kids need information to know how to deal with situations and how to get help is something does happen This was a great book and I have to say that Laurie has gone up on my Author's of respect page and I will be reading by her

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Shout by Laurie Halse AndersHanged 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 a 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