Speak: The Graphic Novel

Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Hard-hitting tale of sexual assault and its aftermath.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 16+

Trigger Warning

I feel like there should be something on here that speaks to the fact that there is self harm in this book. It was very triggering for my child (12)

This title has:

Too much violence
age 12+

a good book

This title has:

Great messages

Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

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    Controversial book about rape is powerful and painful.

    age 14+
  • Asking for It Poster Image

    Asking for It

    Haunting, harrowing story of rape, consent, blame, shame.

    age 14+
  • All the Rage Poster Image

    All the Rage

    Powerful story about an isolated rape victim's struggles.

    age 14+

For kids who love graphic novels and stories about the importance of consent

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