Melody is a 11 years old girl she has cerebral palsy. This makes it very difficult to walk and talk and control muscles. She has a photographic memory and is very intelligent but people don't know that.
People only see Melody's disability, not her abilities. When she is put in an "inclusion" classroom, the kids make fun of her and ignore her.
Melody received a medi talking computer which she named Elvira. Melody made it on the Whiz Kids team even though Mr. Dimming didn't believe she should be on it. Mrs. V taught Melody a ton of words.
The Whiz Kids travel to Washington without Melody and they lose the competition. They came in 9th place. The kids did not call Melody to let her know the flight was cancelled so she was left behind.
The Whiz Kids lose the competition. Melodyś mom gets really mad at Mr. Dimming for leaving Melody behind. Melodyś baby sister, Penny, accidentally gets run over and Melody was very upset because she was unable to communicate.
When Melody goes to school, the Whiz Kids give her the 9th place trophy but she throws it on the ground and it breaks. Melody leaves the inclusion classroom.