I am Melody.
I’m pretty normal. Normal family, normal looks, normal likes. Except I have no control over my body. I can’t speak, I can’t eat, I can’t walk. Sometimes I wish I could. To let loose the tangle of phrases booming in my head, trying to push open my lips. For apart from moving my thumb, there is one thing I can do. Memorise anything I hear instantly. Consequence: I’m pretty smart. Only, how to show it? How to get out there and kick all those staring people in the face? Well, with the help of a wondrous, glorious computer and Mrs V, I can. So, I enroll in the school quiz team…
This book was simply gripping. The way emotions were conveyed so clearly, the way it was like you had slipped into Melody’s bodysuit. Never once was the book boring, for every time something had been talked about for a while, there was a new turn of the plot to bounce you from feeling to feeling.
I hope you enjoy this heartwarming book as much as I did!
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This sounds like an amazing book! I think you could relate to it on various levels. Understanding and empathy then follow. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!