About everyone hates Melinda at the start of the school year and it's for one reason. She called the cops at an end of the year summer party, and now because of that she has no friends.
Melinda is an outcast. In the entire school she feels safe in only two rooms. The art room, and an old abandoned janitors closet is where she feels safe. She makes the janitors closet her own. She spends a lot of time in there to get away from people.
Melinda made a turkey bone sculpture in art class, and the first thing Mr.Freeman saw in her sculpture was pain. Melinda made this sculpture right after thanksgiving break.
We learn that Melinda was raped at an end of the summer party by a guy named Andy Evans. This was the reason why Melinda called the cops. Now Andy is taunting Melinda about this rape.
Melinda tells Rachel the reason why she called the cops on the party. When Melinda tells her that it was Andy Evans who raped her, Rachel calls Melinda a liar and that she was just jealous of their relationship.
Rachel tells Andy that he raped Melinda, and he chooses to attack Melinda in the janitors closet that she made her own. He says that it wasn't rape, and he starts to attack her. But she screams and the lacrosse team comes and saves her. If Melinda would of spoke up earlier somethings that happened to her could of not happened.