Before you move on to the links, I want to leave you with this comment from Laurie's blog post about the situation. This comment, for me, says it all:
I found Speak in the youth section of the public library when I was in 7th grade. I had experienced sexual assault and I was a cutter, and I had walled myself off so much not much could reach me. But this book did, i was grateful for the honesty and a voice besides my own to say the things i was feeling, things too scary to tell my mother or my friends. And considering the situation outside of myself, gave me perspective to see ME beyond that pain.
One final note. Wesley Scroggins, we've ALL got your number.