Lilliann Miller

March 24, 2015

Contrasts and Contradictions

Reading the first few pages of the book speak is some what confusing. The book does not give the girls name but it starts out that shes is starting high school and very nervous. She has also said " I wish I could tell my friends what really happened " which i'm wondering what actually happened over the summer? All through the first day of her ninth grade she is pointing out all of her old friends and telling me flashbacks about how they were so close. what happened? Shes having a hard time of finding a place too sit at lunch and her one old best friend is making fun of her and giving her dirty looks. why is this?

March 25, 2015
words of the wiser

Melinda takes art this year and she describes her teacher as a " big old grasshopper ." There first assignment was to pick a piece of paper out of a broken globe and whatever word they had by the end of the year they had to create a project about the word they chose and they also have to create a message to go along with it. Melinda's word was "tree,tree" and had no clue what she could possibly do. Before Mr. Freeman gives the assignment to the student he gives a speech about art that I personally love.." Why not spend that time on art: painting, sculpting, charcoal, oils? Are words or numbers more important than images? Who decided this? Does algebra move you to tears? Can the plural possessive express the feelings in your heart? If you don' learn are now, you will never learn to breathe!!!"

March 26, 2015
Memory Moment

Before the school year began Melinda went to a party and in the book so far it doesn't tell you much about what happened at the party. During Melinda's pep rally for homecoming she introduces her self to girl she is sitting behind and the girl had to ask her for her name twice "Sordino?" she asks "You're Melinda Sordino?" Then another girl asked if shes the one that called the cops at Kyle Rodgers party at the end of the summer. Then she also said " My brother got arrested at that party. He got fired because of the arrest. I cant believe you did that" and all through this book melinda is having flashbacks with her ex bestfriends and now all she wants them to know is the truth about what happened at the party but they won't listen to her nor talk to her. Melinda lost all of her friends because of what went down at the party. I wonder what happened?

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