Melinda Sorino is a new freshman at MerryWeather highschool. she is ignored by her old friends even her old best friend! At the beggining of the scool year she is friendless. She does make one friend called Heather. she is always cheerfull and happy unlike Melinda. Shes ignored.
A reason why people ignore her is because she called the cops on Kyle Rodger's party at the end of last summer. She is hiding something about the party. Thats probably why the book is called "speak"
I am sure many people can relate to Melinda because its sometimes hard to speak the truth. She tryed to say something buy then she changed her mind and didnt say anything.
when melinda goes to her friends house, heather's mom is really excited to see her just as if she never had friends at her house before.