Melody has cerebral palsy. She is unable to talk or walk. Many people think she is unable to learn. They don’t know that she has a photographic memory and has more knowledge in her head than most kids her age. Because of her physical limitations, she is stuck in a special classroom with a teacher repeating the same alphabet lesson day after day.
Things change when a special device hooked up to her wheelchair gives Melody a voice at last. Everyone is surprised to hear what she has to say. But Melody learns that having a voice does not mean people will listen or even give her a chance.
Similar to Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman, Melody is a smart girl who is unable to communicate her thoughts and knowledge to anyone. However, unlike Trueman’s character Shawn, Melody has a strong support system and her world opens up when she finally has a voice. Just when I was starting to wonder if the book was going to have any conflict other than Melody’s disability, the author threw in not one, but two plot twists. The audiobook had strong narration by Sisi Aisha Johnson and is recommended.
4 out of 5 stars