The author Sharon Draper doesn't want us to feel sorry for Melody. After the first 8 chapters I don't feel sorry for Melody because Melody has a great life, theres lots of different things about Melody's life that are just great!!! For starters, Melody got a puppy and the puppy can not speak just like Melody, the dog can only bark and Melody cam only scream they are very alike! Melody has a very best friend who is there for her through thick and thin, when Melody feel out of the chair, the dog tried and kept trying to get Melody's mom. I also do not feel bad for Melody because melody has a great mom and dad and her neighbour, they under stand that Melody is super smart. Melody is an awesome girl who even though is not able to talk and walk, she has something even better she's got a best friend (her dog) and a loving family and her super nice super sweet neighbour, who understands. Melody has an awesome life!!!!!