Melody is an eleven year old girl who 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.
They left without
The flight was canceled?!
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.
WHY did you leave without us?
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 one of them. Mrs. V taught Melody a ton of information.
The Whiz Kids travel to Washington without Melody and they lose the competition. They came 9th place. They didn't call Melody to let her know the flight was cancelled.
The Whiz Kids lose the competition. Melody's mom gets really mad at Mr. Dimming for leaving Melody behind. Melody's baby sister, Penny, accidentally gets run over. Melody was very upset because she was unable to communicate.
When Melody goes to school the Whiz Kids give her the trophy but she throws it on the ground and breaks it. Melody leaves the inclusion classroom.