This is Melody. She is a 12 year old girl with a disease called cerebral palsy. She can't talk, walk, or even feed herself. However, she has a photographic memory, and is incredibly smart. Because of her disability, she is forced to hold in all of her emotions and smarts, because she is unable to speak, or write. Everyone always says she is weird, and dumb, and EVERYONE underestimates her just because she is in a wheelchair. Although, because of her positive attitude, she always knows everyone is wrong.
This is Mrs.Valencia, or Mrs. V. She is Melody's neighbor. She is almost like Melody's best friend, except she is an adult. She babysits Melody and her baby sister Penny. She is always positive about everything Melody does and is unconditionally kind to her. She supports and helps her in whatever she does. Melody's mom and dad depend on her for helping Melody in her learning and development. Also, Melody does everything Mrs. V says because she knows Mrs. V is right about everything, and she is also very wise. Melody and her parents trust Mrs. V one hundred percent.
Melody's mother is like Melody's guardian angel, next to Mrs. V. She understands Melody and believes she is very smart underneath it all. She is always supportive of Melody, and fights her battles for her, even if the teacher is the bully. When Melody was around 11, she had a baby named Penny, who is Melody's younger sister.
Catherine is Melody's aide. She is always with Melody and goes wherever she goes; only if it's in school. She has a very unique style of clothing, and personality. She definitely loves Melody and supports her, just like her mom and Mrs. V. Catherine also brings Melody to the bathroom, feeds her, and writes down the for her for tests or homework.
Rose is one of Melody's only friends. However, she sometimes goes off with Molly and Claire, and leaves Melody. She is very smart as well, and is on the quiz team with Molly, Claire, and Melody. She is also very organized and is a complete perfectionist.
Molly and Claire
Molly and Claire are two girls Melody's age who bully her for being different. They always say mean things about her, like "Why is she here..." and "She can't hang out with us because she's from the retard room!" and very mean things like that, which hurts Melody's feelings... a lot. They constantly underestimate her for who she is, but now Melody has a way to fight back.