Whatimportant decision did Maddie make? Why did she have to think hard todo so?

Theimportant decision that Maddie made was that she would never stand byand say nothing again. If she ever heard anybody picking on someonebecause they were funny-looking or becausethey had strange names, she would speak up. She did not even mindlosing Peggy’s friendship over it. She knew she could not makethings right with Wanda. However, she had decided that in the future,she would never make anybody else unhappy again.

Shewas unhappy that she could not find Wanda at her home. She could notsleep that night. She thought about Wanda, her faded blue dress, andthe little house she lived in. She also thought about the hundredglowing pictures, which were all lined up in the classroom. She wasfeeling guilty of not having said anything when everybody else wasteasing Wanda. It was her guilt that made her think very hard andarrive at the important decision.

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