Special Sub-Topic: A Rose For Melinda
|In what grade were Jesse and Melinda when they first met?|
First. Jesse and Melinda were both in the first grade and in the same class when they met and were in the same classes again for second grade as well.
|What was the name of the "mean" boy who pushed Melinda out of the swing?|
Toby. Melinda also told Jesse not to let Toby sign his cast because he was "mean".
|What was Melinda's passion?|
Ballet. Melinda started ballet when she was five and wanted very badly to be a professional ballerina.
|Who was Melinda's new friend right before sixth grade?|
Bailey, a totally guy-crazy girl. Bailey was Melinda's new best friend who moved into a house right across the street. She was so guy crazy it sometimes got annoying.
|Why did Melinda have to be rushed to the hospital?|
She passed out while practicing ballet. Melinda was at a summer dance school when she fainted while doing a dance move.
|What were some of Melinda's symptoms?|
Lots of bruises, fatigue, weight loss, and just plain "feeling bad". Melinda kept on writing about how sick she felt and how tired she was, as well as having to cover up the bruises on her legs with stage makeup.
|What was Melinda diagnosed with?|
Leukemia. Melinda's test results revealed proof that she had leukemia.
|What happened between Jesse and Melinda?|
They fell in love. Jesse and Melinda's relationship worked up from being best friends to being more...when Melinda was 15, Jesse even bought her a promise ring so she'd promise to take a real ring from him someday.
|What happened when Melinda got sick again?|
She underwent a bone marrow transplant. Melinda was given the choice to go to Geneva, but she turned it down. Her mother was her donor for the transplant.
|What happened to Melinda?|
She died. Melinda and Jesse were in love until the end...he was heartbroken when she died and he slipped a secret note into her casket.
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