The Question and Answer section for Speak is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Melinda becomes withdrawn and emotionally wounded. Her physical hurts are manifested in her emotional isolation and turmoil. She looks for the empty supply closet in school to hide in and avoids talking to people.
Mr. Freeman is described as cool, engaging, caring, and encouraging. His teaching reflects his love of the subject..... individuality and expression.
I would define a clab as a group of people with the same interests. Another word for this would be a clique. The different clans in Melinda's school are as follows.
We fall into clans: Jocks, Country Clubbers, Idiot Savants, Cheerleaders, Human...