Now that the second marking period has started, how is Melinda adjusting to life in high school?
Melinda is not adjusting well to high school, and students should be able to identify key points in the text that show her struggle. Some might cite the first scene in the closet at school, where Melinda acknowledges to herself that she has a problem. Others might mention how Melinda refuses to help the boy who threw potatoes at her the first day of school with his free throws in basketball, even though doing so would give her an automatic A in gym class. Finally, most students should be able to point to Melinda’s extreme anxiety around the boy she finally names as Andy Evans...
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