Kyla’s memory has been erased, her personality wiped blank, her memories lost forever. She’s been slated. The government claims that she was a terrorist and they are giving her a second chance—if she plays by their rules. But scenes from the past haunt her as she tries to adjust to a new life, family, and school, leaving her unsettled. Who is she really? And if only criminals are meant to be slated, why are so many other teens disappearing? As she and her friend Ben seek answers, Kyla is torn between the need to know more and her instinct for self-preservation.
"A suspenseful page-turner with a highly sympathetic and strong female protagonist. . . . Will have readers waiting eagerly for a sequel.” —Booklist
"Excellent. . . . Kyla's erased memory works wonderfully as a storytelling device." —io9
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“Terry’s world is remarkably like today’s. . . . The romance and politics keep suspense ratcheted up. Intriguing—readers will be on tenterhooks for the next one.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Terry’s debut is a suspenseful page-turner with a highly sympathetic and strong female protagonist. A perverse sense of claustrophobic dread grows throughout the novel. . . . Will have readers waiting eagerly for a sequel.”—Booklist
“Building on an intriguing concept . . .What truly makes this novel stand out from the dystopian pack, though, is the well-crafted suspense. . . . Readers will anxiously await sequels to come.”—BCCB
“Debut author Terry’s . . . treatment of medically induced amnesia is intriguing.”—Publishers Weekly
"Even if you're sick of teenage dystopias, this paranoid mind-wiping novel will thrill you. . . . Excellent. . . . Kyla's erased memory works wonderfully as a storytelling device."—io9
Speak, 9780142425039, 368pp.
Publication Date: August 29, 2013