It's the story of a ten-year-old-girl who cannot walk or talk. She has spirit, determination, intelligence and wit, and no one knows it. But from buildings that are not wheelchair-accessible to classmates who make fun of her, she finds a strength within herself she never knew existed.
Sharon says, "I suppose the character of Melody came from my experiences in raising a child with developmental difficulties. But Melody is not my daughter. Melody is pure fiction—a unique little girl who has come into being from a mixture of love and understanding."
Read more about Sharon's inspiration at Simon and Schuster's Behind the Book.
Happy release day, Sharon!