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The Host

The Host

by Stephenie Meyer

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People touched my cheeks often, or put their fingers under my chin, holding my face up to see it better. I was frequently patted on my head (which was in easy reach, since I was shorter than everyone but the children). (Epilogue.8)

Wanda goes from being perceived as athletic and strong (and an enemy) to being small, weak, and frail (and a friend). It affects how she sees herself, too. No longer able to move and operate the way she did inside Melanie's body, she feels even more like an insecure child.

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