The book ended the same as it started because in the beginning she was saying that she had never said any words and there are one thousand words she has heard in her life and in the end it ended by saying she never said a word and she is almost eleven. She said in the beginning that she felt very un-normal and in the end she felt un-normal. Also she felt that no one wanted her in the beginning and the end she felt like she was "nothing" around school and at the end the kids decided that they didn't want her to go to the whiz kids completion. I like how the book went in a big circle.
It's monday the sun is shinning and Melody's mom has been in the hospital everything feels different her dad is a mess, her dad cleans up and Mrs. V gets Melody ready for the bus. Penny might be okay. The school bus honks she gets a hug and Mrs. V said "you ready to face the whiz team Melody nodded. The bus driver said " is your sister going to be okay " she'll be fine" the bus drive was lots quieter the school seems different Katharine comes with a nice outfit Melody gives her the card " thank -you " Katharine herd about her sister Freddy said Melody goes zoom in plane "no" Elvira said the first class is Mr. Dimming's there was a small trophy on Mr. Dimming's desk he says hello melody it sounds like a fake excitement rose was looking in the other direction no one knows what to say melody broke the silence she said " why did you leave" rose said we didn't mean to no one knew what to say they explained the story, rose said she could't have made it on time rose started crying they all looked at each other we thought rose was going to call " I never did she cried" conner gave the trophy to melody. Melody looked at it and started laughing she dropped it and said I don't want it you earned it. Penny came home from the hospital with bumps and bruises and a cast she's a spoiled brat that is okay with Melody. Mrs. V is organizing Elvira Melody doesn't know what she needs to put on Elvira words have always been so sweet for Melody. By the time Melody was two words were glorios for her melody has never spook a word in her life
She is almost eleven
It all started with a stormy morning. Penny was sick, butterscotch threw up and her Dad’s arm was in a sling. Melody’s Mom had to go to work because there was an accident Melody would not stay home she wanted to see Katharine, the bus came early today. Melody could not bring her media-talker because of the rain. The rain was still falling when Melody was in the car she was still disappointed about missing the Washington whiz quiz. Melody left her book bag in the house with her dad, Melody’s mom went back when they grabbed the book bag and melody saw a yellow umbrella Melody’s Mom got in the car Melody started screaming she kicked this was the time she really needed words her mom slapped her that was the first time she raised a hand to her. Her mom put the keys in the ignition she whaled her mom said I’m brining you to school and I hope they keep you there she put the car in reverse a soft thump “penny” what do you mean penny I thought you had her, her mother got out and screamed for a long long, long, long, time. Melody felt forgotten she sat in the car while the ambulance went away. Mrs. V came and got Melody. Melody kept blaming herself, Mrs. V got startled from a phone call. Melody screamed she picked up the phone “yes” “oh no’ they both strained oh yes she said finally, she hung up and said she is going to LIVE!!!
She has a few broken bones but she will be okay. I think this would be so happy for Melody because she kept blaming herself and now Penny will be okay. I think that if anyone I knew got run over I would kick and scream like Melody did.
HOW COULD THEY DO THIS, here's how the chapter went, at first melody talks about practicing every day for two weeks with Mrs.V. The six best members that were on the team were Rose Connor Elena Rodney and Claire was an alternative. The competition is tomorrow and Melody wants to come home with a trophy. Melody went shopping with her Mom and they stopped by a card shop Melody typed "card for Mrs. V and Katharine"
they got cards that were perfect for them. Mrs. V came over to help with packing check to go to Washington,
check, check "sheck" penny mimics, mom grabs the card and Mrs. V reads it and gives Melody a big hug. In the morning they were ready at 8:45. They got to the airport and the flight was cancelled, the rest of the team came for breakfast and left early for D.C. The father got so mad he smashed his hand in the wall, ohh that hurt he said, melody would have done that if she could. Melody refuses to sleep, Melody thinks they left her on purpose, the phone rings melody hears her mom say "No I don't understand" " We could have made it at dawn if we wanted, you'll make up to her, your kidding right, she hung up and threw the phone. This made me so sad and angry.
Question: What does Melody learn about friendship and the relationship of children working together as she practices and competes with the quiz team? what does she learn about herself?
I think Melody learned that friendships are good until you lie and tell someone they are friends but they aren't, also you need to be friends or at least know each other to be on a team together. Melody probably learns that she is very smart and she is learning to accept herself.
Mr. Dimming got inspiration to go celebrate for dinner out because they won in whiz kids and now are going to finals in Washington. Amanda said, “That sounds great I was to nervous to eat all day”. Everyone was scared, they were planning to go to an all you can eat spaghetti restaurant, Connor had planned too have the max of 12 bowls only of spaghetti. Alina asked Claire about being friends with Melody because Claire said to the reporter that she is best friends with Melody. Claire had barley said anything or eaten anything all of a sudden Claire said is anyone else really warm no one had time to answer she stood up and throw up on Mr. Dimming’s new shoes Claire and her mom ran to wash up and Mr. Dimming ran to wash his shoes
Do you think Melody should be allowed to do Whiz Kids? It would be so hard because she can't answer quick enough. Would you change an entire show or a little change just for someone like Melody, If it were like Jeopardy where who ever knows the answer goes first. I would just let her buzz then have someone watch her type out the answer. I think Melody would feel jealous that all the other kid can answer quicker.
The week zipped by for Melody. She studied at school with Catherine for whiz kids because she wanted to be on the team she also studied after school with Mrs.V every day. She reviewed every single word on her vocabulary. She made up her own games to remember things. She prepared two answers if someone asked what's wrong with her. One that was polite but quite wordy, and one was smart-mouthed. In case Molly or Claire asked. This reminds me of a story in my life when my mom was growing up people would ask her questions because her eye looked different, she always had two answers as well. One answer was polite, and one answer that was smart mouth. I would do the same if I had to.
In this chapter Melody goes to an aquarium with Rose, Mrs. V and her family because Mrs. V won a prize for writing an essay about why we need fish she won first prize and won 6 tickets to the aquarium. They were having fun until they walked around a corner and saw Claire and Molly the bully's with girl scouts they started teasing Rose because she was hanging out with Melody Mrs. V got mad at Claire and Molly slipped into the group of girl scouts penny started whining so they went home, they missed looking at the penguins, they dropped Rose of she said thank you and said she had a great time, but did she?