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Which class does Melinda do consistently well in?
Which class does Melinda do consistently well in and why? It is the only place she feels safe enough to express herself in. She likes the teacher.
Who comes into in school suspension that makes Melinda upset?
What did Melinda do that has caused everyone at school to hate her?
What did Melinda do that has caused everyone in school to hate her? Melinda called the cops at Kyle Rodgers’s party at the end of the summer. Explain why David Petrakis walks out of Mr. Neck’s class.
Why does Rachel object to Hairwoman’s class session on symbolism in Hawthorne’s novels and what does her objection suggest about Rachel?
Why does Rachel object to Hairwoman’s class session on symbolism in Hawthorne’s novels and what does her objection suggest about Rachel? She doesn’t think there is a meaning to symbolism and she thinks it’s boring, and it is just opinions. She speaks up about what she believes.
Why does Rachel change her name to Rachelle?
Rachel has changed her name to Rachelle, an act that symbolizes her foreignness to Melinda; she pretends to smoke, and she’s aggressive. Despite once being Melinda’s best friend and her companion on the night of the attack, Melinda does not see her as a safe person.
Who does the counselor think Melinda is friends with?
Why does Melinda think Mr Freeman is the sanest?
Why does Melinda think Mr. Freeman is the sanest person she knows? He shows his feelings and emotions. He’s nice to Melinda and encourages her to talk.
Why does Melinda cover the mirror?
Melinda covers the mirror because she hates her reflection and would rather see Maya Angelou’s face being the strong and inspirational woman that she is.
What does Melinda find on her locker?
Melinda finds an envelope taped to her locker and thinks it is a joke. She walks past her locker and to Biology. She writes “Thanks” on a piece of paper and passes it to him in Biology for giving her a tissue when her finger is bleeding. She goes to her locker and opens the card.
What sport is Melinda good at in speak?
What is Miss in speak?
In Anderson’s work, MISS stands for Merryweather In School Suspension. This is where Melinda is sent for her cutting school. Essentially, the room is a place where those who are not understood by school authority is sent.
How is Melinda’s behavior a cry for help?
Melinda’s behavior is a cry for help because all the things she does indicates that she needs someone to talk to and someone to understand what she has been through.
What athletic ability does Melinda reveal?
What athletic ability does Melinda reveal? How does the coach react and what is Melinda’s response? Why do you think she feels this way? Melinda reveals that she is good at basketball.
Why did Melinda fight Andy in her closet?
Melinda is stuck in the closet, with the light on, staring into the face of Andy Evans. Andy tells Melinda she’s a liar – she messed things up for him by telling Rachel that he raped her. Andy says that girls have sex with him because they want to – he doesn’t have to rape them.
Why doesn’t Melinda tell her parents?
She didn’t tell them her secret before, because they weren’t home when she came back after the party. By the time they got home, Melinda had showered and was in bed. Her parents came home separately that night and at different times.
Why does Mr Freeman give Melinda a book on Picasso?
By Laurie Halse Anderson Mr. Freeman sees that Melinda is stuck and he thinks that learning about Pablo Picasso (the famous Spanish artist) will inspire her. He puts the book about Picasso in front of Melinda and she reads. Melinda notices that Picasso drew lots of nude women.
What is Melinda’s consequence for missing school?
Melinda is put in Merryweather In-School Suspension – MISS, for short. This is her “Consequence” (56.1) for skipping school. She had to sign a contract. The contract lists a whole bunch of things she isn’t supposed to do and what will happen to her if she does them.
Why did Melinda miss the bus?
Melinda is allergic to hornets. One morning, Melinda oversleeps and misses the bus. Her mother tells her that she must walk to school, because her mother is already running late.