Study Guide

Speak Chapter 72

By Laurie Halse Anderson

Chapter 72

Gag Order

  • Mr. Neck and David Petrakis's lawyer meet at some point and work things out. Now, Mr. Neck allows David to speak his mind when David raises his hand.
  • For extra credit, Melinda does a report on the "suffragettes" who risked jail to fight for women's right to vote, own property, and get the same access to education as men.
  • Melinda writes an excellent report, complete with footnotes and lots of sources.
  • Mr. Neck says that if she wants the extra-credit points, she has to present her paper to the class the next day.