Main characters: Melody Brooks, Mrs. V, Catherine, Penny, mom/dad, Mr. Dimming, Rose, Connor, Claire, and Molly. Exposition: Memory moment of when Melody's mother refuses to give her daughter up, even if the doctor disagrees, because she can't walk, talk or do anything.
Man vs. Society: Melody has to prove to the society that even if she cannot walk, talk, or do normal things, she is extremely intelligent. The main character, Melody wants people to aknowledge her as a normal person, not someone who is disabled.
There are many things that are keeping Melody from what she wants, including the fact that she can't communicate. Claire and Molly, two friends who snicker at Melody at every chance they get, also keep her from getting what she wants, which is to make people understand that she is actually smart inside.
Resolution: Melody finds out that her little sister, Penny, is fine after the car accident. Melody also goes back to school only to receive an apology from her classmates that left her behind going to Washington D.C. All ends on a happy note, Melody laughs their apology off, and everyone else joins in.