After Halloween, the school board decides that the "Merryweather Devils" should be the "Merryweather Tigers."
In Spanish class, the students learn that the Spanish word "linda" means "pretty."
So, they start calling Melinda "Me-no-linda" (20.4).
Melinda wonders if she was kidnapped by beings from another planet the night of that end-of-summer party. Maybe these beings "have created a fake earth and fake high school to study [her] and [her] reactions" (20.5).