By: Laurie Halse Anderson

Character Development

The main characters in the book Speak include; Melinda Sordino who is the main character of the book speak, she is a quiet girl with a big secret that is causing her guilt. The second main character would be Heather who is a new girl attending Melinda's highschool. Melinda and Heather aren't alike in anyway, but Melinda still chooses to do Heather favors and continues to be nice to her since she doesn't have any friends in the beginning of the year. Melinda and Heather are the two main characters of this book. But this book includes minor characters like Melinda's ex best friend Rachelle, Mr. Freedman the art teacher. Those are the characters of the book, "Speak."