When does Melinda lose weight in Speak?
Melinda does not actually lose weight in Speak, she is using hyperbole when she states she loses seven pounds every thirty seconds. She is dressed in heavy winter clothes in a building that is very hot, and she is exaggerating the weight she is shedding as she takes off the layers of clothing.
Melinda is running late for school. She's already missed the school bus, and her mother has made it abundantly clear that she won't drive Melinda to school, so Melinda has no choice but to walk through the snow.
By the time she gets to Fayette's bakery, she suddenly decides that she's not going to go to school after all. For now, she stays at the bakery and orders two jelly doughnuts, which she calls brunch....
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