Heartwarming / Speak

  • When Melinda writes Andy as a guy to avoid on the bathroom wall, it becomes clustered with responses that agree with Mel and talk about how horrible Andy is.
  • David and Ivy's genuine and unquestioning acceptance of Melinda, a social outcast and supposed 'freak'. Especially in Ivy's case, as we know she was at the party. If nothing else, it's nice to know that not all teens have to be monsters.
  • Melinda's somewhat distant-seeming parents buying her drawing pencils and a sketchbook for Christmas, because they've notice she's drawing a lot.
  • The ending of the book, where Melinda starts to really open up to other people and tell them about what happened, describing it as feeling like the last shards of ice in her throat had melted.