Social Affiliation In Speak By Laurie Halse Anderson

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The main character of Speak is named Melinda and she faces social affiliation throughout the book. My first reason is her group of friends that stopped being her friend after she called the police on a party. “I am outcast” as Mel said when nobody in the school will talk to her. Her former best friend, Rachel, became the popular person and Rachel hates her. Second reason is Heather and Melinda not being friends anymore.Heather leaves Mel and says that she boring and depressing. Heather want to be the best Martha and wants someone that does the same thing Heather does. Third reason it the Marthas and how they run the school.The Martha 's don’t only take Heather away from Mel they also decide what to wear, what clubs people are in like when they
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