In the next 2 chapters, Melody starts off by studying with Mrs.Valencia or Mrs.V for the Whiz Kids competition. In the very beginning of chapter 18 Melody is upset because Mr. Dimming had been mean at the tests for the Whiz Kids competition. In the rest of chapter 18 and 3 quarters of chapter 19 Mrs.V and melody study for a longtime and they study hard. in the end of chapter 19 Penny, Mrs.V, Melody and Melody's mom all have cookies at Mrs.V's house and then chuck (Melody's dad) goes to Mrs.V's house after work. This part of the book reminds me of a time when I was studying for a socials test last year. I ended up getting the highest score out of the whole group.