The Theme Of Melinda In The Book Speak

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There are many themes that are presented in the book Speak, such as to not be afraid to speak up about the truth. In the book, Melinda is a freshman in high school that is now an outcast after she called the cops on an end-of-summer party last summer. But there is more to the story. Last summer at the party, a guy named Andy Evans raped her. But no one knows the truth except Melinda. Over time, this secret begins to affect her life. She ditches class, school, and hides in her own shell. At the end of the story, Melina is trapped with Andy again but this time she fights back. They are in a closet and Melinda says, “I reach in and wrap my fingers around a triangle of glass. I hold it to Andy Evans’s neck. He freezes” (Anderson 195). When she
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