What I think what melody has learned about friendship and relationships with children working together as she practices and competes with the quiz team . Is the relation ships should be treasured and friends ships should be treasured but you should keep your friends close and your enemy’s closer. Even if she didn’t like someone on the team she kept going cause she it was what was best for the team. Melody learns about herself that she might not be able to fit in and no one will ever realize her true potential. But she will always have faith in her self and from that she is a much more confident women and that’s all that matters.