Sharon Draper in out of my mind gave melody and her parents’ characteristics that are common in other people.Also She gave melody and her parents great detailed personalities.When Melody thinks it’s exactly what I would think or say if I was in that situation,Sharon Draper made Melody very relatable.”And then there’s me I hate the stupid snowman” “It’s not only my lunch tray it’s my communication board” Her parents are protective but not too protective and also nice. They even kind of remind me of my parents.Also when Penny came she didn’t change at all she’s still nice and amazing. Melody is a great character. She is caring and kind. Her parents a great also, And that’s only a couple out of a million reasons why this book is really good.And finally that’s how I think that the characters seem like real people.