Melinda Sordino: I should probably tell someone. Just... anyone. Get it over with. Blurt it out.
Melinda Sordino: I hate winter. I've lived in the midwest my whole life and I hate winter. It starts too early and it ends too late. Why doesn't everyone just move to Florida?
Melinda Sordino: Here's what I learned in Bio. If the seed is planted too deep, it doesn't warm up in time. Once the plant surfaces, it sprouts leaves so it can absorb more sun. If someone picks the flower, the plant grows another bloom to produce more seeds.
Melinda Sordino: It happened. There's no avoiding it. No forgetting.
Melinda Sordino: It's time for a mental health day. So conjugate this: I cut class. You cut class. He/she/it cuts class.
Melinda Sordino: I was raped.
Melinda Sordino: My English teacher has no face. I call her Hairwoman.
Melinda Sordino: It's my first day of high school. I have seven new notebooks, a skirt I hate, and a stomach ache.
Melinda Sordino: It's impossible to listen to Ms. Kane. Her voice sounds like an engine that won't turn over. Plus she laughs at her own jokes.