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The Host

The Host


by Stephenie Meyer

The Host Chapter 37 Summary

How It All Goes Down


  • Wanda watches some more soccer. When everyone is done, Ian and Jared fight over Wanda/ Melanie for a bit, practically tugging on her arms like it's a game of tug of war. Each man is trying to claim her.
  • When Ian ends up taking Wanda/Melanie to his room, Jared gets even more possessive, saying to Ian, "The body and the person locked inside it belong to me" (37.126).
  • Um, what decade are we in? We wouldn't even try to touch this with a 10-foot stick of feminism.
  • Then he tells Ian that he and Wanda/Melanie smooched it up early. Cue audience gasps and oohs!
  • Despite this, Ian wins because Wanda decides to stay in his room anyway because she feels wanted there. Jared just wants Melanie back.
  • We just want these people to all grow up a little.

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