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The Host

The Host

by Stephenie Meyer

The Host Chapter 40 Summary

How It All Goes Down

Horrified

  • The title of this chapter makes us a little nervous at what Wanda is going to find... and with good reason.
  • As she approaches Doc's room, she starts smelling weird smells and hearing strange sounds.
  • She discovers that Jamie and Jared brought back a person who had been taken by one of Wanda's species. They decided to try and take the person back, by force.
  • Wanda walks in and sees a soul torn in pieces, blood splattered all over the place: "Shimmering segments of silver stretched in twisted, tortured pieces across the table." (40.31) Ew. Not only that, the alien they removed was just a baby.
  • Horrified, Wanda screams and faints.
  • When she wakes up, she just wants to be alone, away from the humans who just slaughtered one of her kin.

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