Melody Brooks, a 10 year old girl is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. She can’t walk or talk or do pretty much anything. In the book she gets integrated into mainstream classes with other kids, overcomes her disability, gets to play on a quiz team yet finds out how judgmental and mean other kids can be. In the end of her journey to find herself, she becomes at peace and learns a lot about the world around her.
Stories about ordinary children falling through doors into extraordinary worlds are everywhere. But what happens when they come home? What if the kids want to go back? Or want to forget? These kids are sent to Eleanor West's Home For Wayward Children.