In this chapter i will be talking about how close Melody is to her mom. Melody`s mom is very close too Melody because she knows when she is happy, sad, she needs a hug, when she needs to go to the washroom,when she is sick or when she is just faking it. On Melody's tenth birthday she got a whole book of Garfield, rather than her mom reading her a comic strip from the newspaper. She would make her dad read it to her over and over again. Then Melody starts relating her self and Garfield, Garfield can talk so cant Melody, Garfield only can talk by having bubbles above his head, Melody thinks in her head i wont bubbles above my head, then i am able to communicate better then the words, letters on her board. I think Melody and her mom has a great relationship.