I was right, I inhaled this book like a bowl of mint oreo ice cream on a hot summer day. Gobble-snarf-gobble, ah, refreshing! Ratings first. This book is worthy of more, but I only have so many zombies to dispense, so I give it five.
This story made me incredibly sad, so I'm sorry about the lack of peppyness in this post, but the thought that there are actually people going through this kind of thing makes me angry and frustrated and... well, just sad.
Melinda is an incredible character because she doesn't feel like a character, but like a real girl whose thoughts somehow end up on paper. I love the way she thinks and all the labels she gives the people in her school, Mr. Neck, Hairwoman, Principal Principal. It was a sad story, but it was delivered in a humorous way. Not like, "Ha-ha, Melinda is so messed up!" but, "She has a great sense of humor despite it all," you know? Maybe that's not the right way to describe it, I dunno. Read the book if you haven't already and see for yourself. It's like, deep down, she's still alive and vibrant, she just needs to learn to be that person again. And she does get justice in the end when she learns to Speak. Corny ending on my part, I know, but it's totally true.
Next up for me is Trickster's Queen by Tamora Pierce.
Tootle-loo, much reading to do,