Speak By Laurie Halse Anderson Character List and Analysis Andy Evans

Andy Evans is the antagonist in Speak. He is a narcissistic senior in high school who is used to getting his way, either through charm or by force. After raping Melinda at a summer party, he continues to antagonize her throughout the novel, showing his inability to empathize with others. He has sexually assaulted other girls at school. Eventually, he gets what he deserves when Melinda defends herself against a second attack and he gets caught.

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At the end of the novel, what is the final touch that Melinda adds to the picture of her tree?




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