Melody decides to enter the quiz team competition because she wants to show the world that she can think like any other kid her age. She also joins the team because she wants to show her disbelievers how smart and clever she is. Melody must face obstacles standing in her way like Claire, Molly, and even Mr. Dimmings. These people mock her and make it very difficult for her to make the team. Melody’s computer makes it much easier to communicate, but people still doubt her because of her disability, and also because of her past.