Melanie

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Isabella Cullen wrote:
LillyBilly wrote:I think Melanie is an awesome character. Because the story is told mostly from Wanderers POV, you sometimes can't help but want things to go her way instead of Melanie's. You know that its Melanie who deserves her own body and Jared, but Wanderer is so nice and caring. You really just want the couples to be together- but in their own body. Melanie is incredibly strong though, and surprisingly okay with Wanderer being mostly in control of her body. If it were me, I don't think i'd be able to get over the fact that somebody took over my body and I couldn't do anything about it- which is why Melanie is so great, because i would want to make them as miserable as possible. (perhaps singing the Henry the 8th song over and over again :p)
I know, and it's hard to empathize with the souls at first because you know that they've "invaded" someone else's body. Remember though how much Melanie fights against Wanderer in the beginning though? Enough to give Wanderer doubts on her abilities.
I know i was really surprised how quickly Melanie forgave Wanderer! Taking over my body is not something i could easily forgive...? :shock: :?
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Post by Bella&Edward4ever »

How do you guys know so much from 2 chapters. Have you guys read the book?

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Bella&Edward4ever wrote:How do you guys know so much from 2 chapters. Have you guys read the book?
it came out ont he sixth i think??

anyway mel was an AWESOME character
even with her apparent but understandable jealousy issues
I lved when she tried to push wanda into violence, it always made me laugh
and her reactions to seeing jared and jamie
and when wanda lied about hwat she was thinking
i was also happy when she said she didnt want wanda to die for her and they started calling each other sisters
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Post by Gabbie »

I thought Melanie was a great,interesting character. It amazed me how her and Wanda could become allie's and share the same love for Jared and Jamie. She was just such a strong character,and very influential throughout the book,given that for the most part she was nothing but a voice in Wanda's head.

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Everyone will think i'm weird but Melanie and Wanda are tied as my favourite charatcers, i know its told from Wanda's POV but Melanie and Wanda share the same bodies, and when the group is talking about giving Mel her body back, the fact that Melanie didnt agree made me truly think about what selfless beings they both were! Melanie, loves Jared, and she was still willing to not be able to be her around him to save her friend - of course until they found a new fix - I also thought Jared and Melanie's relationship was cute.
Also i have a tendancy to like Melanie's kind of character.
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Post by twihardy »

I think Mel is great - she actually becomes just as selfless as Wanda is - but more toward the end when she realizes that Wanda can actually help and protect the group more than she herself could - precisely because she is a Soul and Mel couldn't fake that.

The part that always bugged me was Mel's reaction whenever Jared would kiss/touch Wanda - like he was cheating on her. It never really makes sense to me - it's still her same face, her body, and she sees and feels what Wanda sees and feels - so it would be her only way of having physical contact with him...so I never really bought into the whole "Don't touch her like that!" kind of thing. It seems to me like she would have craved it and wanted it, rather than try to stop it....
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Post by girl_wonder »

twihardy wrote:
The part that always bugged me was Mel's reaction whenever Jared would kiss/touch Wanda - like he was cheating on her. It never really makes sense to me - it's still her same face, her body, and she sees and feels what Wanda sees and feels - so it would be her only way of having physical contact with him...so I never really bought into the whole "Don't touch her like that!" kind of thing. It seems to me like she would have craved it and wanted it, rather than try to stop it....
I actually understood what Mel said completely by that. she feared that Jared would not only crave that body but the main mind in it(aka Wanda) I dunno it's hard to explain, but I got Mel.


which is why she's one of my favorite characters- even above Wanda.
i feel like Wanda couldn't be 'Wanda' without the traits she took from Melanie. it was Mel who i rooted for, who i thought deserved the true happy ending because she lost a lot, whereas Wanda only found. now Wanda is amazing, selfless, but she deserved her own body not that of Melanie's who fought to stay alive. Plus Wanda's strength mainly came from Melanie. so i feel like i learned much about Mel and I wanted so badly for her to end up in the arms of her true love Jared.

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Post by BiteMeSenseless »

I loved how Melanie had the sarcasm thing down. It's not Stephenie Meyer without a good dose of sarcasm. I also noticed how incredibly strong and self-sacrificing Mel was. It was really great when Wanda and Mel started to talk with each other, like a team, which they turned out to be. Like sisters.
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Post by Sunspot »

I like Mel. She's so human but in a very different way than Bella.

I really enjoyed her conversations with Wanda. But it' so strange to see her with her own body. :(
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Post by Sweet_Madness »

I loved Melanie!
I would have loved if the last few chapters would have been from her point of view :)
Even though it was all from Wanderers POV, I still felt I knew Mel better, that there was just something about her that I liked that much more! My fingers are crossed for a Mel POV book, I REALLY want more of her and Jared :D
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