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SHOUT Paperback – March 10, 2020
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Bestselling 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 changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a critically acclaimed 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 among deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before. Praised as "captivating," "powerful," and "essential" by critics, this searing and soul-searching 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 ignore.
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★ "In this powerful memoir told in free verse, Anderson delves into her past. . .Her potent words and willingness to shout her message are proof of the soundness of that advice." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ "A captivating, powerful read about clawing your way out of trauma, reclaiming your body,and undoing lifetimes of lessons in order to use your voice as the weapon it is. Fervent and deafening." —Booklist, starred review
★ "Readers new to Anderson will find this accessible. It's a strong example of how lived experience shapes art and an important book for the #MeToo movement." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ “A praise song to survivors, a blistering rebuke to predators, and a testament to the healing power of shared stories.” —The Horn Book, starred reivew
★ "Will ring out to readers who themselves believe in the power of stories." —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review
★ "In searing free verse, Anderson unloads decades of trauma on these pages . . . Longtime Anderson fans will appreciate this deeply personal look into how the author channeled her pain into the writing of Speak, and readers new to her work will be swept up in her singular style, which melds bold honesty with fluttering moments of lyrical beauty." —Bookpage, starred review
★ "More than a gifted writer, Anderson is an advocate for anyone who feels alienated. Her sensitive, incisive book is essential for all young people." —School Library Journal, starred review
★ "Immensely powerful." —Shelf Awareness, starred review
★ "Poetry is very often written to be heard, and this collection in particular ought to be heard—spoken proudly by Anderson, outloud, and at full volume." —Booklist review of the audio edition, starred review
"With Speak, Anderson opened the door for more novels exploring the deeply felt and deeply personal aftermath of sexual violence. SHOUT serves as both a testament to the life-altering, lifesaving impact of these types of stories — and as an urgent and brutal reminder of their ongoing necessity." —The New York Times Book Review
"A powerful testament that bears witness not just to [Anderson's] own pain, and the pain of others similarly abused, but also to the power of speaking persistently, time and time again, about topics that most people don't want to hear." --The Los Angeles Review of Books
"An absolutely essential read for teenagers and the people who know them." --Refinery29
About the Author
- Publisher : Penguin Books; Reprint edition (March 10, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0142422207
- ISBN-13 : 978-0142422205
- Reading age : 14 - 17 years
- Lexile measure : NP
- Grade level : 9 - 12
- Item Weight : 8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.06 x 0.86 x 7.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #93,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As an educator, and frankly, as a human, I have always enjoyed the profound work of Laurie Halse Anderson. I occasionally check-in to see if she has written anything new and was delighted to see Shout when I looked yesterday. I ordered it immediately for kindle.
Her memoir brings to light the impact of microaggressions, rape, family dysfunction, and, most notably, the power of resiliency. Her story is one not to be missed, giving voice to the rising #metoo revolution.
As a long-time fan, familiar with all of her books, reading the origin of her work shed new light and I plan to read each book again. You do not have to have read her other books to grow as a person from Shout, but definitely, plan on reading Speak.
By S M Boren on April 8, 2019
By Kristen L. Bechtel on July 6, 2019
I expected it to have great emotional impact knowing the power of Speak and that this is the author's courageous own story of surviving rape and living in the #MeToo era; what I didn't expect was how much emotional weight the verses about her childhood and her parents' dysfunction would carry, and how perfectly she could articulate the feeling of alien otherness, the "whiff of disaster" that I felt as a child in a home with alcoholism, abuse, and trauma. I've been reeling from the emotional impact of it for a few days, as her words dredged up an intensity of feeling that I had long buried.
I read it first, and then listened to the audiobook, and both were excellent. I so appreciated hearing the poems in the poet's own voice, especially as she plays with language, but I also got a lot out of reading them differently in my own voice.
I wish every man in America would read it and thank Laurie Halse Anderson from the bottom of my heart for writing it.