The progression of melinda sordino
What finally allows melinda to speak
Melinda is very perceptive and bright, but her vision is sometimes clouded by her suffering. Melinda uses what she's heard on talk shows to make sense of her life and to answer a very specific question: "Was I raped? David says I hit my head on the edge of the table on my way down. I had nead never seen her before. She doesn't have anyone in her life that she can, or feels comfortable with, talking about these feelings. But what if I say the wrong thing. It does seem like her mother is trying to make progress with her by buying all the junk food for her to take. That night she faces the memory of what Andy Evans did to her. Freeman, where she has a year long assignment of drawing a tree which plays a major role in her life. Neck isn't looking, Andy blows in my ear. Melinda isn't sure if Andy's raped her because a she was drunk; b she was attracted to Andy and was dancing with him, and; c she even fantasized about starting school with him as her boyfriend. It also explains why she doesn't like mirrors, because one of the first things she saw after the incident at the party was herself in the mirror. Melinda turns down a date with David Petrakis.
We don't know if she was talkative, or already on the reserved side. It is stated that Andy Evans is found guilty but does not go to prison; instead, he is sentenced to probation and has to register as a sex offendertherefore is under house arrest an alternative to prisonmust wear an ankle monitor when completing his penalty, having limited contacts to others excepts his caregivers his parents and other immediate family membersand ordered to stay away from Melinda and her family at all times.
She's living in a nightmare. She probably wouldn't have started chewing her lips, and scraping her arms with paperclips.
Melinda sordino insecure
She is already dead. Melinda isn't sure if Andy's raped her because a she was drunk; b she was attracted to Andy and was dancing with him, and; c she even fantasized about starting school with him as her boyfriend. Another thing that surprises me is that later in the marking period she cuts her left wrist with a paper clip, but she couldn't cut open the frog? It also explains how people knew it was her who called the cops on the party, and why she called them. This inspires Melinda to start talking about what Andy did. One day, Melinda decides she won't hide in the supply closet any more. This scene emphasizes the way Melinda draws on everything around her to find solutions to her problems. Melinda gets a bad report card, and her parents are mad at her. Andy Evans.
It also means that whoever this new character is, it has to be someone that has already crossed her. All those visits from Officer Friendly in second grade paid off.
Oprah explains that because Melinda said "no," and because Andy went as far as to put his hand over her mouth to keep her quiet, it was rape.
Short stabby name. These events include her parents giving her art supplies showing that they care, her only companion and friend Heather leaving her and saying Melinda needs therapy, seeing things written about Andy on the bathroom wall and cutting school the next day.
It is also mentioned she has black eyebrows and "muddy" brown eyes.
At times her voice seems to be just a stream of consciousnesshaving little or no start nor end.
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