The Question and Answer section for Speak is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Melinda adds birds to her final piece of tree-art. They symbolize hope and promise.
My tree needs something. I walk over to the desk and take a piece of brown paper and a finger of chalk. Mr. Freeman talks about art galleries and I practice birds...
Melinda is skipping school and has bad grades. These are the reasons that the principal and the guidance counsler to call her parents in to see them.
You need to ask each of your questions one at a time. Thanks.
Heather has a lot of maturing to do. She is insensitive and ignorant to Metilda. Heather lashes out at Melinda's vulnerabilities,
'You don't like anything.You are the most depressed person I've ever met...you are no fun to be around and I think...