We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
GO TO SAT PREP GO TO ACT PREP
Speak

Speak

  

by Laurie Halse Anderson

Speak Chapter 3 Summary

Spotlight

  • Lunch is after social studies. The narrator enters the cafeteria and goes through the line.
  • Some kind of turkey and mashed potatoes is dumped onto her lunch tray.
  • A senior, who she calls the "Basketball Pole," is somehow given three cheeseburgers in the lunch line. She needs to observe him to learn his secret.
  • She looks around and sees some of her old friends, but they turn their eyes from her. She sees Heather from Ohio and considers sitting with her.
  • But then someone throws a big spoon of mashed potatoes at the narrator and hits her.
  • She runs out of the cafeteria, but is caught by Mr. Neck in the hallway.
  • She can't think of any words to say to him, so she says nothing. He tells her he knows that she's "trouble" (3.14), and he gives her a demerit.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement