The author Sharon Draper does not want us to feel sorry for Melody. After the first 8 chapters, I do not feel sorry for her because if you think about it Melody does have a good life her mother, father and Ms. V do love her they take good care of her. She had 1 pet, witch was a goldfish, but the goldfish died, but on her eight birthday she got a golden retriever too replace the goldfish. So she has a pretty awesome life, if you think about it that way. Do you think she has an awesome life? If so please live a comment?