Melinda’s room was decorated in fifth grade when her whole group of friends decided they were all going to decorate their rooms. Everyone’s room is stands out and shows something about them, besides Melinda, because she doesn’t know who she is. Melinda says “My room was stuck in the middle, a bit stolen from everyone else.(15-16)” It’s evident that Melinda needs to find herself, because all she’s used to is taking bits and pieces from other people. Even though she has her “stuffed-rabbit collection and canopy bed (16)”, compared to the others girls, it doesn’t scream her name when you walk into it. But does Melinda have or do anything that screams her name? Now that she is not friends with her old group anymore, she feels like her room isn’t even hers. Although I don’t believe it ever was hers to begin with. She says “My room belongs to an alien. (15)” She doesn’t feel comfortable in her room; because I’m guessing it reminds her of Heather and her old life. She feels better in her little closet at school because she knows that she made that herself. It doesn’t have much in it, because Melinda doesn’t have much in herself. It’s important to realize that Melinda doesn’t know who she is inside; because that will help you understand why she acts as she does in this book. She’s shy and insecure about herself, which leads to not expressing who she really is.
2010 - 12.22
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