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  1. 1. Speak By Justin Ehrenpreis
  2. 2. Author <ul><li>Laurie Halse Anderson </li></ul>
  3. 3. Genre <ul><li>Fiction novel </li></ul>
  4. 4. Setting <ul><li>Syracuse, New York </li></ul><ul><li>Merrywether High School </li></ul>
  5. 5. By Justin Ehrenpreis <ul><li>Charactors </li></ul>
  6. 6. Melinda Sordino <ul><li>Raped by Andy Evens </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t speak because emotionally hurt </li></ul><ul><li>Low self-esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Likes art/ Mr. Freeman </li></ul><ul><li>Has no friends </li></ul><ul><li>Symbolized as a tree </li></ul><ul><li>Feels safest in closet and art room </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mr. And Mrs. Sordino <ul><li>Melinda’s parents </li></ul><ul><li>Not a close family </li></ul><ul><li>Communicates through sticky notes </li></ul><ul><li>Mom- “workaholic” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mr. Freeman <ul><li>Art teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Understands Melinda </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ Hair Woman” <ul><li>The English teacher </li></ul>
  10. 10. Rachael <ul><li>Melinda’s ex-best friend </li></ul><ul><li>Dates Andy Evens and breaks up with him at prom </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ivy <ul><li>Melinda’s friend from art class </li></ul>
  12. 12. Heather <ul><li>New girl from Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>Melinda’s pseudo-friend </li></ul><ul><li>Joins the Martha’s </li></ul><ul><li>Her idol is Martha Stewart </li></ul><ul><li>Her mother is opposite from Melinda's mother </li></ul>
  13. 13. Mr. Neck <ul><li>S.S. Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Mean to Melinda </li></ul>
  14. 14. David Petrakis <ul><li>Melinda’s lab partner </li></ul><ul><li>Stands up to Mr. Neck </li></ul>
  15. 15. Andy Evens <ul><li>“ IT” </li></ul><ul><li>Rapes Melinda </li></ul><ul><li>Bothers Melinda in ISS </li></ul>
  16. 16. Literary Terms <ul><li>Symbolism- Tree Melinda </li></ul><ul><li>Flash Back- Melinda at party </li></ul><ul><li>Climax- talks to friends </li></ul>

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