Melody Brooks is surrounded by millions of words, and she abosrobs them all. But she is eleven years old & has never spoken one of them, She can't move, feed herself, or use the restroom without someones help. But when her history teacher, Mr. Dimming, pulls together a quiz team, she wants to get on it. She knows about the quiz team: they compete with other school's teams to be declared "Whiz Kids Quiz Competition Winner." But will Melody be able to make it? She knows she is smart, and so do her parents & neighbor, Mrs. B. But how will she do it if she can't talk?