Life...The Most Complicated Thought

The unexamined life is not worth living. ~Socrates

Speak by Laurie Anderson

I finished this novel 17 days ago (as per Facebook Visual Bookshelf :-P). The book was so-so. I had heard that this was among the best, but I disagree. I picked this up from Young Teen section and it was truly a young teen book. The writing style was simple. The book is narrated by a teenage girl named Melinda Sordino. She is hated by the entire school body because she busted the end of the summer party by calling the police. However, she needs to speak and tell the truth.

The book reminded of me of school days. The narrator, Melinda, talks about her classes and pep-rallies, which were somewhat similar to classes and pep-rallies in my high school.

Overall, it was an okay book. I would give this book 7 out of 10. This is not much of a book review, but I am almost done with "The Book Thief" and can't wait to write about that.


I enjoyed this book a great deal also and I liked that there were no loose ends-you might also like the book he wrote before this one, I am the Messenger. It is not quite as good as The Book Thief but still very much worth reading
-your review was very good


Thanks for the recommendation...I will definitely read "I am the Messenger".