Shout

Shout

A searing poetic memoir and call to action from the bestselling and award-winning author of Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson!

Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before. Searing and soul-searching, this important memoir is a denouncement of our society's failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #metoo and #timesup, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts. Shout speaks truth to power in a loud, clear voice-- and once you hear it, it is impossible to ignore.

Title:Shout
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780698195264

    Shout Reviews

  • Emily May

    “the overlap of my stories and my lifeis a garden courtyard, sky-strung with stars” The first half of this book was a 4-star read for me, but the second half was a full shimmering 5 stars. So it ...

  • Laurie Anderson

    My truth....

  • Hannah Greendale

    Part One (roughly the first half of the book) drones on, but Part Two and Three bring thunder and rage and unapologetic ferocity to the issue of sexual abuse, rape, and the unforgivable way society tr...

  • Mackenzi

    wow....

  • Schizanthus

    Content warnings include sexual assault, PTSD, war, physical abuse, fat shaming, alcohol and other drug use. This is the story of a girl who lost her voice and wrote herself a new one. I expect I’m ...

  • Julie Ehlers

    I didn't speak upwhen that boy raped me, instead I scaldedmyself in the shower and turnedme into the ghost of the girlI once was, my biggest fearbeing that my father,no stranger to gamingwith the devi...

  • Ashleigh Rose

    “too many grown-ups tell kids to follow their dreams / like that’s going to get them somewhere / Auntie Laurie says follow your nightmares instead / cuz when you figure out what’s eating you / y...

  • Tatiana

    If you, like me, read YA looking for excellence, Shout is the book not to be missed. If you get an audio version read by the author, even better. (The best if you listen to it at 1.25 speed).Half memo...

  • Trina (Between Chapters)

    I'm intentionally not giving a star rating because it doesn't seem fair to me to assign ratings to personal memoirs. That said, I'd recommend this book to just about anyone. To people who have experie...

  • Kelly

    This searing, timely, timeless memoir in verse will sweep every "best of" in 2019. This is Laurie's story, about being a survivor, about being a woman, about being an advocate who is passionate about ...