* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
Dismiss
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Host

The Host

by Stephenie Meyer

Melanie Stryder Timeline & Summary

  • Melanie's body is inhabited by Wanderer, an alien from another planet, but Melanie's consciousness isn't dead. She speaks to Wanderer, letting her existence be known.
  • In a flashback, we learn that Melanie tried to kill herself to avoid getting snatched by the aliens, but it didn't work out as planned.
  • Since she shares a body with Wanderer, just see Wanda's timeline up until the point that Wanda gets removed from Melanie's body in the last chapter.
  • Melanie, back in full control of her own body, assists Jared and Jamie in snatching a new body for Wanda. Things have come full circle.
Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement