Have you read the book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson? I couldn't put it down when I read it. Something happened at a party at the beginning of the school year and now Melinda has stopped talking. She drifts through school trying to avoid any contact with other people. Dave, the art teacher, finally starts to break through Melinda's silence. The movie stays close to the plot of the book and is one of Kristen Stewart's first movie appearances. Check it out today from the library.