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Greta-Ingrid is one of Rachel’s new foreign exchange student friends, whose name Melinda intentionally fails to remember. She is incredibly beautiful and, like Rachel, appears to have captured the interest of Melinda’s rapist Andy Evans. When Melinda attempts to warn Rachel about Andy Evans, she tells her to warn Greta-Ingrid as well.
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Greta-Ingrid Character Timeline in Speak

The timeline below shows where the character Greta-Ingrid appears in Speak. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 9: Friends
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...her a bad friend. As Rachel leaves with an exchange student friend whom Melinda names Greta-Ingrid, Melinda notices that Rachel is ‘smoking’ a candy cigarette, and knows that it is because... (full context)
Part 4, Chapter 2: The Wet Season
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...meanwhile, has joined the International Club and has begun to hang out with Rachel and Greta-Ingrid. (full context)
Part 4, Chapter 5: My Life as a Spy
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Melinda is horrified to discover that Rachel and Greta-Ingrid have gone to the movies with Andy, and now are adoringly following him around everywhere.... (full context)
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...Rachel and her friends to the foreign language wing, and watches as Andy flirts with Greta-Ingrid and Rachel. Rachel eventually ends up on Andy’s lap, and when the two say goodbye,... (full context)
Part 4, Chapter 6: Thin Atmosphere
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...what he pretends to be,” and that he “attacked a ninth-grader.” She adds, “P.S. Tell Greta-Ingrid too,” and signs the note, “A Friend.” (full context)
Part 4, Chapter 25: Prey
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...hide in her closet anymore. After class she watches as Rachel ignores Andy, and as Greta-Ingrid insults him. (full context)