Genre: Realistic Fiction
Summary: This book is about a girl who can’t speak or even walk, but she acts like the normal girl thats she is, she ignores those disabilities. Melody has people who love and care about her and that’s what makes her happy and, because she does, they help/support her. With their help she’s able to somewhat speak. This book will change you as a person, it’ll make you think in different perspectives which ccan be emotional.
My favorite character is Melody, because even though she doesn’t have the ability to walk nor talk she makes big efforts to prove herself as who she is. Melody is the smartest girl in her school, but nobody actually knows that, not even her parents know. Though, as Melody is developing Mrs. V is realizing that she’s smart, but I guess Mrs. V has always believed that she was smart so she helps her. She puts words on her wheelchair so Melody can point on them to say what she wants to say. Then, Melody finds an even more advanced way of communicating which actually involves speaking, but again is everybody ready to hear her voice?
Recommendation: I rate this book five stars for it’s ability to conduct you to read more, it’s detail of emotion, unique perspective, it’s realistic events, and the characters within Melody and the other characters. *****
*Note: I was crying at the end of the book.*
Read other books like this, such as:
- Wonder by R.J. Palacio
- A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
Call Number: FDRA
Reviewer: TD Chapuis