My 7th grade daughter has read this book multiple times and encouraged me to read it as well. What a wonderful story whose main character and narrator is a young girl who has cerebral palsy and cannot communicate. However, she has a photographic memory and in telling the story, we can read how she has a brilliant mind. When she reaches the 5th grade, she buys a computer that allows her to talk through it. It opens up her world, especially with her family, but she still struggles to find acceptance with peers at school. I won't say more so as to not give away spoilers, but my only disappointment with the book is that it did not have the ending I would have wished for.