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‘Speak’ Poem

Laurie Hanse Anderson turned to poetry in 2009 to reflect the amazing responses she received from young readers who had gone through ordeals similar to Melinda’s in Speak.

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“Here’s the thing: most sequels suck.”

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“A couple of times a week for the last ten years, readers have asked me when I’ll be writing a sequel to Speak.

“No. That’s not entirely correct.

“A couple of times a day, nearly every day for the last ten years, readers have asked me when I’ll be writing a sequel to Speak.”

Author of Speak, Laurie Hanse Anderson, responds to questions about how she views main character Melinda’s life after the end of Speak and what her pans are for the future of the story.

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