Melody is not like her peers. She cannot walk or talk or communicate in any way. BUT, she has a photographic memory. The problem is that no one knows this fact because she cannot communicate her amazing thoughts. In school, they start her on the alphabet even though she is capable of SO MUCH MORE. Finally, a teacher introduces a new type of technology that allows her the opportunity to communicate all of the things that she has been thinking. So, Melody's thoughts can come out of her mind.
This book is what I term OBAG--oldie but a goodie. It is amazing and shows what is gained from listening to people even when they are not saying anything.