What does Heather tell Melinda when ending their friendship in Speak?

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Ah, the friendship that was doomed to fail. Even though Melinda and Heather have very different personalities and goals, they were thrown together (by Heather) at the beginning of the year, due to a lack of other friends. Melinda was shunned by everyone who knew her (and plenty of people who didn't), while Heather was new to the city and school. As Heather is an avid social climber and Melinda a depressed rape survivor, their friendship was not likely to flourish.

Still, Heather is the only buffer Melinda has against the cruelties of the high school social scene. So when Heather breaks up their friendship, Melinda is understandably hurt, especially when Heather says this:

"You don't like anything. You are the most depressed person I've ever met, and excuse me for saying this, but you are no fun to be around and I think you need professional help" (pg 105).

This absolutely may be true, but it's brutally honest and cuts Melinda deeply. When she points out that friends should help each other in bad times, Heather responds, "I knew you would take this the wrong way. You are just so weird sometimes" (pg 106).

Heather goes on to reveal that she is ditching Melinda now due to Melinda's "reputation" and that maybe when Melinda is happier, she'll have lots of friends.

While it's understandably hard for Melinda to hear these things, she also knows that it's true; she is hard to be around. Still, losing Heather's faux friendship means Melinda is losing one more thing that keeps her from falling deeper into depression. 

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In Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, what does Heather tell Melinda when she dissolves their friendship?

The "break up" talk that Heather delivers to Melinda is rooted in the idea that Heather wishes to advance socially and Melinda does not.  In Heather's mind, her desire to advance is hindered by the fact that Melinda is not socially accepted or socially desirable.  When she dissolves her friendship, Heather makes this argument although not in so many words:

I think it’s time for us both to admit that we...just...are...very...different.

This helps to bring out the fact that the social setting in Melinda's high school is one where people use others as means to specific ends.  IT used Melinda for his own desire, while the Marthas use Heather to consolidate their own power.  Heather sees no end to which she can use Melinda, therefore her friendship has become expendable.  While it does not savagely destroy Melinda, it does make her more aware of the reality that governs her life at the time.

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