Speak Topics for Discussion

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In the first section, what are the signs that Melinda has experienced a trauma?

Why do you think Melinda's best friends from middle school turned against her immediately rather than asking what happened?

If you were one of Melinda's friends from middle school, do you think you would just drop her as a friend? Would you try to communicate with her, support her? How?

What are the signs Melinda's parents should notice that would make them realize she's had something terrible happen? Why didn't Melinda confide in them?

Try putting yourself in the place of Melinda's parents for a moment. How do you think they view Melinda? Why, from their point of view, do they feel such frustration with her?

What are some of the ways Melinda has developed to help herself cope?

Do you think Melinda suffers from post-traumatic stress? Why or why not?

How does...

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