Speak Author:Laurie Halse Anderson

"The bus picks up students in groups of four or five.By the time everyone was picked up,she was the only person sitting alone."(Anderson3)

She saw some people from middle school that looked like they didnt like her.They made faces at her.

"I wasted the last two weeks of August watching bad cartoons.I have entered the high school with the wrong hair,the wrong clothes,the wrong attitude,and i don't have anyone to sit with."(Anderson4)

Melinda was not ready for highschool at the time and she was very lonely

"A step behind me.A senior.And he was talking to me,flirting with me."(Anderson134)

They were at a summer party and they were drunk,melinda said no when the senior touched her.This was different from the time she was in high school.


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