By: Laurie Halse Anderson
My antagonist is the main character Melinda Sordino. The major conflict in my book would be that she had called the cops at a party because something was wrong(hasn't come out and said yet) and now everyone hates her and she is an outsider because a lot of people got in trouble at her school because of her. That is where the conflict comes into play because she has the choice of telling everyone why she did it and what really happen to her or she can have it be a secret. The personal motive for this decision is if she wants all her friends back, if she wants everyone to know why she really did it, and or if she wants to feel relieved of this secret. I believe that her goal at some point will be to tell the truth and come clean, which means yes her ends would justify the means cause she would be reaching her goal by telling everyone and she might get all her friends back or she could be more of a loner. I think that no matter what she does she won't be satisfied because she will be mad she told everyone cause they could hate her more and if she doesn't say it will just her away.