I’m thankful for: Speak
If I had a book to give to every incoming high school student to read, it would be this one. When a naïve freshman girl calls the cops at a back-to-school bender, she loses more than she bargained for. Speak tackles a tough issue – rape – and the challenges faced by a girl who is literally rendered speechless by her situation. This short, meaningful book packs a wallop of a punch. Ages 13+.