While this is a fascinating look at the experiences of a very bright but profoundly disabled child, it never quite moves past that premise. It’s a sobering, but never completely depressing story about a girl who has been trapped in her own mind for eleven years, just now getting access to the means to communicate. A bit of plot is thrown in, once Melody has the means to communicate, but it’s not particularly compelling. Her daily life will be gripping to the kinds of readers who enjoy a peek into lives and experiences that are different from their own, especially readers who aren’t put off by the occasional didactic moment.
Source: my library system