Family is a major theme in the book. The mother and father understand Melody's disorder, and care for her every step of the way. Even Mrs. V, who is kind of like her family, is just as supportive as the parents. Also, Butterscotch, the family dog, even cares for Melody, and once almost saved her life. The whole neighborhood is like one colossal family who loves and cares for Melody. If only she could be able to talk...
Acceptance is the overall biggest theme of the book. Everyone around Melody has to except her for who she is, and that isn't always easy. Melody's family and teachers have to learn to except her the most. Everyone around Melody has to learn to tolerate Melody because of her disorder, but some people don't want to. Melody tries and wants to be a normal person, but the haters around her don't let her. Only the people close to her except her and understand her disability. That's why she goes crazy and has her so called "Tornado Attacks" because people don't understand her.