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Laurie Halse Anderson

From her first moment at Merryweather High, Melinda Sordino knows she's an outcast. She busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops - a major infraction in high-school society - so her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't know glare at her. She retreats into her head, where the lies and hypocrisies of high school stand in stark relief to her own silence, making her all the more mute. But it's not so comfortable in her head, either - there's something banging around in there that she doesn't want to think about. Try as she might to avoid it, it won't go away, until there is a painful confrontation. Once that happens, she can't be silent - she must speak the truth. In this powerful audiobook, an utterly believable, bitterly ironic heroine speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while learning that, although it's hard to speak up for yourself, keeping your mouth shut is worse. From the Compact Disc edition.

From her first moment at Merryweather High, Melinda Sordino knows she's an outcast. She busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops - a major infraction in high-school society - so her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't know glare at her. She retreats into her head, where the lies and hypocrisies of high school stand in stark relief to her own silence, making her all the more mute. But it's not so comfortable in her head, either - there's something banging around in there that she doesn't want to think about. Try as she might to avoid it, it won't go away, until there is a painful confrontation. Once that happens, she can't be silent - she must speak the truth. In this powerful audiobook, an utterly believable, bitterly ironic heroine speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while learning that, although it's hard to speak up for yourself, keeping your mouth shut is worse. From the Compact Disc edition.
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From her first moment at Merryweather High, Melinda Sordino knows she's an outcast. She busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops - a major infraction in high-school society - so her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't know glare at her. She retreats into her head, where the lies and hypocrisies of high school stand in stark relief to her own silence, making her all the more mute. But it's not so comfortable in her head, either - there's something banging around in there that she doesn't want to think about. Try as she might to avoid it, it won't go away, until there is a painful confrontation. Once that happens, she can't be silent - she must speak the truth. In this powerful audiobook, an utterly believable, bitterly ironic heroine speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while learning that, although it's hard to speak up for yourself, keeping your mouth shut is worse. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mandy Siegfried

Length:

5h 6m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:34


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

05:55


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:47


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

03:29


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

05:26


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

01:40


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

05:26


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

00:59


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

03:06


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

03:26


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

03:20


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

02:55


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

05:32


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

02:06


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

02:44


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

05:04


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

01:58


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

01:40


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

03:32


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

02:52


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

01:34


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

05:31


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

00:26


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

00:32


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

01:55


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

02:05


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

01:01


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

01:58


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

05:37


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

06:57


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

05:29


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

03:12


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

02:46


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

01:51


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

04:36


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

02:44


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

04:25


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

02:38


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

02:21


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

02:25


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

02:33


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

01:13


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

01:58


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

01:32


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

02:46


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

04:20


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

02:47


Part 2, Chapter 47
Part 2, Chapter 47

00:32


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

01:06


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

02:42


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

03:54


Part 3, Chapter 51
Part 3, Chapter 51

04:15


Part 3, Chapter 52
Part 3, Chapter 52

02:39


Part 3, Chapter 53
Part 3, Chapter 53

04:21


Part 3, Chapter 54
Part 3, Chapter 54

00:27


Part 3, Chapter 55
Part 3, Chapter 55

06:19


Part 3, Chapter 56
Part 3, Chapter 56

03:42


Part 3, Chapter 57
Part 3, Chapter 57

04:13


Part 3, Chapter 58
Part 3, Chapter 58

02:26


Part 3, Chapter 59
Part 3, Chapter 59

03:04


Part 3, Chapter 60
Part 3, Chapter 60

05:40


Part 3, Chapter 61
Part 3, Chapter 61

03:56


Part 3, Chapter 62
Part 3, Chapter 62

02:01


Part 3, Chapter 63
Part 3, Chapter 63

03:02


Part 3, Chapter 64
Part 3, Chapter 64

01:43


Part 3, Chapter 65
Part 3, Chapter 65

04:28


Part 3, Chapter 66
Part 3, Chapter 66

07:01


Part 3, Chapter 67
Part 3, Chapter 67

00:34


Part 4, Chapter 68
Part 4, Chapter 68

01:33


Part 4, Chapter 69
Part 4, Chapter 69

02:57


Part 4, Chapter 70
Part 4, Chapter 70

03:52


Part 4, Chapter 71
Part 4, Chapter 71

04:08


Part 4, Chapter 72
Part 4, Chapter 72

03:37


Part 4, Chapter 73
Part 4, Chapter 73

03:21


Part 4, Chapter 74
Part 4, Chapter 74

02:45


Part 4, Chapter 75
Part 4, Chapter 75

02:18


Part 4, Chapter 76
Part 4, Chapter 76

04:30


Part 4, Chapter 77
Part 4, Chapter 77

02:42


Part 4, Chapter 78
Part 4, Chapter 78

04:43


Part 4, Chapter 79
Part 4, Chapter 79

01:31


Part 4, Chapter 80
Part 4, Chapter 80

02:32


Part 4, Chapter 81
Part 4, Chapter 81

05:10


Part 4, Chapter 82
Part 4, Chapter 82

03:28


Part 4, Chapter 83
Part 4, Chapter 83

01:55


Part 4, Chapter 84
Part 4, Chapter 84

01:05


Part 4, Chapter 85
Part 4, Chapter 85

04:28


Part 4, Chapter 86
Part 4, Chapter 86

06:43


Part 4, Chapter 87
Part 4, Chapter 87

07:39


Part 4, Chapter 88
Part 4, Chapter 88

01:59


Part 4, Chapter 89
Part 4, Chapter 89

04:57


Part 4, Chapter 90
Part 4, Chapter 90

02:19


Part 4, Chapter 91
Part 4, Chapter 91

02:11


Part 4, Chapter 92
Part 4, Chapter 92

08:05


Part 4, Chapter 93
Part 4, Chapter 93

05:22


Part 4, Chapter 94
Part 4, Chapter 94

01:28