Study Guide

Speak Chapter 20

By Laurie Halse Anderson

Chapter 20

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  • 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).
  • She doesn't think these aliens are very funny.