Main Character in Story who struggles to find her place on the social ladder.
Maleeka is very intelligent and excells in school. Does Charlese's homework for her. She is in the formal operational stage of Piaget's theory of cognotive development.
Socially Maleeka is seeking realtionships that help her fit in. She does all of Charlese's homework just to be in her friend group.
Maleeka's physical development is an interesting part of her development. She borrows a lot of Charlese's clothes and is always trying to look her best in order to fit in. She is also in the stage where adolescents start to focus on their outward appearance.
Maleeka is still troubled by her father's death. Her mom is almost absent from her life other than the fact she make Maleeka odd looking clothing. Puts up a fake tough front at times to hide her true emtions. Maleeka has dealt with a lot of bullying and that defintely takes a toll on her emotions.
Morally Maleeka is in the middle of both the preconvential level and conventional level of Kohlberg's theory of moral development.