Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

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Description from Goodreads: "Speak up for yourself—we want to know what you have to say. From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her."

Honor Book - 2000 Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature

Finalist - 1999 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

Check out the trailer for the 2004 film based on the book.