What would you do if you were at a party and you were raped? Would you call the police? That is exactly what happens to Melinda Sardino. She is so traumatized that it affects her family life, her friendships, and she begins withdraws into her self. How would you handle this situation? To see if Melinda overcomes this tragedy you must read "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson.
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Mitch is a sports writer in Chicago who has lost touch with his favorite teacher, Morrie. One night, Mitch is flipping through channels on television and is stunned when he sees Morrie on "Nightline" with Ted Koppel. Mitch finds out Morrie has ALS disease which paralyzes the body working up from the feet. He stops to watch the program, hears Morrie talk. Mitch decides not to miss the last days of Morrie's life. Mitch flies to Massachusetts to visit Morrie on a Tuesday, just like he always did in college. Morrie tells Mitch that they are Tuesday people. They decide to meet every Tuesday. Through the story we see Mitch getting weaker and weaker. To understand this story about life and death, read TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE by Mitch Albom. (Mackswell D., Concord, New Hampshire)