S: Speak By Laurie Halse Anderson
BC: By:Amanda Lewis
FC: Speak By Laurie Halse Anderson | By Amanda Lewis
1: Melinda Sordino and her friends go to a high school party at the end of the summer.
2: Melinda gets raped by Andy Evans at the party.
3: Not knowing what to do, she called the cops.
4: Everyone got mad at Melinda. Nobody would talk to her, not even her best friends.
5: Melinda started high school scared and alone. | The kids call her "squealer" for ratting them out.
6: Melinda decides not to speak unless she has to.
7: Melinda finds an old janitors closet. She uses it for her own little hideout.
8: Melinda starts to become close with the art teacher, Mr. Freeman. | Her ex-best friend, Ivy, is in her art class and they start to become friendly again.
9: Melinda and her lab partner, Dave Petrakis, start to like each other a little bit.
10: One day, Andy Evans comes into Melinda's closet. | He started to violently hold her down and kiss her.
11: He tries to rape her again but Melinda fights it. | She finds a piece of broken glass and she holds it up to his neck.
12: The girls field hockey team(which Melinda's ex-best friend is on) heard the noise and came to the closet.
13: Now, everyone knows the truth about Andy Evans and the party.
14: Melinda's friends feel sorry that they acted that way.
15: Now, people don't hate Melinda anymore. | She starts to get help and talk to her parents/friends about it.