An important event from Speak is when Melinda finally stands up to Andy in the broom closet when he tries to rape her again and she fights back.
Melinda finds herself trapped in the closet with Andy, the boy who raped her at the party before school started. He is angry because she told Rachel that Andy raped her and she blew him off for the prom.
I never raped anybody. I don’t have to. You wanted it just as bad as I did. But your feelings...
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