Melinda finally has the ability to say no and she breaks her mirror to hold glass to his neck. However, the incident at the party lead to her losing her friends who did not understand why she called the police.
She had worked very hard to forget that party and everyone hates her for what she had to do. Anderson provides the reader with hints of what happened at the party throughout the text, as Melinda attempts to break her silence and explain why she had to call Melinda returns to the place that she was raped in order to come to terms with what happened to her.
It is at this point that the reader learns that the narrators name is Melinda. When Melinda goes home she hides in her closet and stuffs clothes in her mouth to silence her screams.
After Andy Evens is exposed for what he did to Melinda and many other girls, Melinda hands in her final art pice. InAnderson married Greg Anderson and they went on to have two children together before divorcing several years later.
Social Justice in Young Adult Literature In the hallway, she runs into Mr. After the pep rally, someone pushes Melinda and she falls off the bleachers.
Melinda's parents are not getting along, Heather deserts her for the Martha's, girls who dress, act, and try to think as one, and it appears in Melinda's dreams and around every corner.
She observes in her pain that everyone is roaring their approval for the same boys who got detention in elementary school for beating the crap out of kids. At first they were bad, then they were all dead, then they were twisted and scarred, then at the end of the book the trees start to be more healing kind of wounded.
She is ostracized by everyone at school because she called the police on their party but did not report the rape and is almost entirely mute.
Melinda tells Rachel what happened at the party but she doesn't believe her and gets mad. Heather tells Melinda that she no longer wants to be friends with her and that she thinks that Melinda needs professional help.
Andy comes to the table and Melinda rushes to the bathroom and vomits. He is the only adult who understands Melinda's pain, and encourages her to express it in her art.
Desperate for friends, Melinda becomes friendly with a new girl, Heather, who clings to Melinda only to abandon her when she gets the chance to join a popular clique. The first day of class a few weeks later, she is left to talk with Heather, a new girl, while everyone else snickers or ignores her.
He ends up giving Melinda money to order pizza. While she is cutting open the frog, she has a flashback to what happened to her at the party and faints. Heather begs Melinda to help her illustrate posters to get back in The Marthas good graces.
Earlier in the summer Melinda and her friends went to a party where she raped by a senior named Andy Evans. He tries to rape her again. However, the incident at the party lead to her losing her friends who did not understand why she called the police. But her art teacher, felt as if she could really open up through all her artwork.
She recalls her rape, and is threatened by her rapist. A few weeks before school ends, Melinda is moving her things out of the closet when Andy forces his way in and hits her. No one wants to listen to Melinda's explanations, and well, Melinda doesn't even feel like talking to anyone about that night.
Once in India Mr. The novel tells the story of a teenage girl named Melinda who begins the novel as a awkward and unpopular highschooler.Book Summary Bookmark this page Manage My Reading List Melinda Sordino begins her freshman year at Merryweather High School in Syracuse, New York, with a heavy secret weighing on her.
Accurate descriptions of the minutiae of high school will appeal to any teen who has felt like an outsider, and when Melinda is finally able to speak, readers will rejoice in her triumphs.
This is a gritty, powerful book that teachers and parents could use to launch a number of discussions. Summary of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Summary and Analysis of Chapter 11 & 12 of Speak.
This is Melinda,She is the main character in the book Speak, By Laura Halse Anderson. Melinda lives at home with her two parents working all of the time. This is Melinda,She is the main character in the book Speak, By Laura Halse Anderson. Melinda lives at home with her two parents working all of the time.
In the book, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, a young girl, Melinda, who used to be a “popular girl” is now an outcast.
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