Study Guide

Speak Chapter 47

By Laurie Halse Anderson

Chapter 47

Cold Weather and Busses

  • Melinda gets up late and misses the bus.
  • Mom tells her she has to walk to school. Melinda is surprised, but she doesn't mind. The walk is nice.
  • She decides to spend her lunch money on doughnuts from the doughnut shop.
  • Uh oh. She sees Andy Evans coming out of the doughnut shop.
  • She can't move, just like a rabbit facing with a possible predator.
  • Andy sees her and offers her a bite of his doughnut.
  • She runs and wonders, "Why didn't I run like this before when I was a one-piece talking girl?" (47.14).
  • Running makes her feel like she's a kid again. Then suddenly, she decides not to go to school.