This is definitely one of the best books that I have ever read. So moving. I was touched and amazed at how such one, single disease can limit a person. I definitely recommend this book! I finished it in one day. A BIG 5 star from me for this one.
The tale of a girl who learned to speak her mind. Literally!!! This was very touching. It was like those teen dramas where nobody can fit in and only the perfect ones are the cool ones! I really loved this book because it really showed that no matter who you are and what problems you have you will always shine!
This has a fantastic story, but I love it for the lovely message about resilience. Parents will appreciate the message that life isn't always fair, but you can't let that be an excuse. The beautiful aspect of this book is that kids will appreciate it too. The ending is realistic not Disney, but this allows the character to overcome it. Perfect for my going-into-fifth grade daughter, but good enough that I also enjoyed it.
submitted by jaegerla on November 12, 2010, 9:58 am
Draper walks you through what it would be like to have Melody's condition: how some people would treat you with kindness while others treat you with cruelty (or ignore you completely). This also did a good job of sucking you into the elementary school microcosm. It was like looking at the world through the eyes of a fifth grader.