Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Speak!!!

I just got finished watching my favorite movie at the moment, Speak, it comes from the book written by Laurie Halse Anderson.
It is an amazing story about a girl, Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not safe. Because there’s something she’s trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth. This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults across the countr
Laurie did an amazing job with this story but it was barred from schools because of its "graphic nature." I believe that this book should be studied in schools.
The story potrayed in this book is not a rare one.
People are raped, molestered and sexually abused every day and do not speak out about it. Infact in Australia one out of every four people have fallen Victim too sexual abuse, in numbers that is 575000 if you divide 23000000 by 4.
The problem apart from the obvious is that barely any of them will speak out.
I think we need to embrace stories like this, 13 reasons why - Jay asher and millions of other books that share the same message instead of hiding them away.
If we keep sheltering our kids from the real world and keep lying to them about the real dangers then they are going to find out in the worst way possible, its how we react to these problems that makes the world of difference

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Speak!!!

I just got finished watching my favorite movie at the moment, Speak, it comes from the book written by Laurie Halse Anderson.
It is an amazing story about a girl, Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, and people she doesn’t even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that’s not safe. Because there’s something she’s trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth. This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults across the countr
Laurie did an amazing job with this story but it was barred from schools because of its "graphic nature." I believe that this book should be studied in schools.
The story potrayed in this book is not a rare one.
People are raped, molestered and sexually abused every day and do not speak out about it. Infact in Australia one out of every four people have fallen Victim too sexual abuse, in numbers that is 575000 if you divide 23000000 by 4.
The problem apart from the obvious is that barely any of them will speak out.
I think we need to embrace stories like this, 13 reasons why - Jay asher and millions of other books that share the same message instead of hiding them away.
If we keep sheltering our kids from the real world and keep lying to them about the real dangers then they are going to find out in the worst way possible, its how we react to these problems that makes the world of difference

No comments: