So yesterday there was a little discussion, about the book, SPEAK...
I grabbed it from the library yesterday, and just finished it.
I definitely thought that any adult would be able to determine what the "event" was very soon into the book. That aside, I think that the author did a very nice job at recreating the high school experience and voice.
I thought that it's predictability spoke more to my being an adult, than to the author's inability to write something complex.
The book has an important message, and as an educator, I can think of several girls who I would recommend this book to and I honestly think they would eat it up. They would love the word choice, they'd love the voice, they'd love the commentary.