Feature and Follow Friday (5)

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by both Alison Can Read & Parakunkee’s View. The point of Feature & Follow Friday is to gain blog followers for book bloggers.  You can find more info about this meme here.

Q: What hyped up book was worth all of the fuss?

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
I don’t know if there was a lot of hype when this book was released. However, over the years, I kept hearing how amazing this book was.  It took me a long time to read it, because I knew what it was about, and I had to be in the right mindframe to read it.  But man, once I started, I couldn’t stop.  Amazing!

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I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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46 Responses to Feature and Follow Friday (5)

  1. I have heard a couple of things hear and there about Speak, but I’m not quite sure if I’m willing to read that one. Not a big fan of Anderson, but Speak does sound like a book worth reading!
    My FF

  2. Liesel Hill says:

    Haven’t heard of that one. Maybe I’ll check it out. Old follower. My FFs are at Musings on Fantasia and LKHill! Happy Friday! 😀

  3. Hopping through. I definitely loved Speak. It was a hard read but very powerful.
    My Hop

  4. Never read that! I feel that I should though. Happy Friday! My FF

  5. Susan says:

    Yes! I loved Speak! Have you seen the movie? Also, if you like Speak, you would also love Sarah Dessen’s Just Listen (which is my favorite Dessen book!).

    My F&F post.

  6. Booksmartie says:

    Oh, good to know! I’ve only read Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson and wasn’t too impressed! I’m definitely going to give this one a try now 🙂
    I’m an old follower and this is my FF:
    http://booksmartie.blogspot.de/2012/09/feature-follow-friday_20.html

    • Quinn says:

      I’ve not read Wintergirls (or anything besides Speak by Anderson), but I can tell you Speak is amazing! And even though it is an emotional read, it is also a quick read.

  7. I haven’t yet read this one. Might do so now!
    My post – F&F
    Addie @ READioactive

  8. Adina says:

    New follower. I haven’t heard of Speak before. I must check it out.

  9. Elle says:

    I’ve had Speak for a while now, but I never got around to reading it. I’m glad to know it’s so good! 😀 I might have to read it soon! 😉
    Thanks for stopping by my FF!

  10. Emma Gray says:

    I haven’t actually heard of this book! I like the cover though. I think that would be one read!

    New Follower

    My My FF

  11. Renee says:

    Hi Quinn – Thanks for stopping by. I haven’t read Speak but heard about it, and love the cover. Glad to hear it’s good. 🙂 Have a great day!
    Renee @ Succotash Reviews

  12. Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books says:

    Never heard of that one at all.
    Glad you liked it.
    thanks for stopping by my FF
    Follow Friday Hop

  13. I haven’t read this book, thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend!

  14. Heather Wood says:

    Thanks for stopping by my Friday Hops! I recently reviewed the book Rape Girl and this book kept coming up in discussion. I really need to get to it.

  15. Great choice! I read Speak based on all the reviews I saw around Banned Book week awhile back, and I’m so glad I did!

  16. donnablhmistress says:

    I haven’t read the book yet but I did love the movie. I need to check out the book now. Happy Weekend!
    New Follower

    My FF

  17. Sounds like a intense read and I will read it when I feel like I’m in such a ‘mood’.

    My FF.

  18. I keep spotting this at the library and will have to check it out one day.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  19. Great pick! I have fond memories of this book. Though it was a sad read but still amazing. Did you see the movie with Kristen Stewart?

  20. I haven’t picked Speak up for the same reason, I’m afraid that the topic will be too ‘much’. I ought to give it a try soon!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  21. Sybil says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ll have to check out Speak.

    My FF Post

    Free download of Priscilla the Great book one. Click here!

  22. Sabina says:

    I haven’t heard of this one.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF

  23. I haven’t read Speak, but I’ve heard an awful lot about it! Glad you enjoyed it, I will have to look it up!

    Here’s my FF’s for this week Book Me! and
    Carmen Jenner Author
    Thanks for stopping by! =D

  24. kah_cherub says:

    I have heard of it, and someday i plan on reading it. 🙂

  25. Corina says:

    This book was amazing. One of my all time favorites. 🙂

    New Follower!

    Here’s my FF @ Pink Fluffy Hearts

  26. Thanks for checking out my FF! Following back 🙂

    YES! Speak is brilliant! I definitely recommend Catalyst and Wintergirls, as well.

  27. Annmarie says:

    I’ve heard great things about this book but I still haven’t read it.

  28. Awesome choice, it was worth it!

  29. I have sort of heard about it but I don’t really know what it’s about or anything. Now I’m curious.

  30. I got this book from the library but never got around to reading it. I’ll have to pick it back up again soon!

    Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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