Out of My Mind
“If there is one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, Out of My Mind should be it” (Denver Post).Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is... show more
“If there is one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, Out of My Mind should be it” (Denver Post).Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom—the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged, because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow. In this breakthrough story—reminiscent of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly—from multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winner Sharon Draper, readers will come to know a brilliant mind and a brave spirit who will change forever how they look at anyone with a disability.
Publish date: March 9th 2010
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 295
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
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...
Melody isn't able to move her limbs or even speak. All of her thoughts are stuck inside of her head and she needs to prove to everyone that she is just as smart as them. However, doing this won't be easy.
Not too bad. An interesting look into a handicapped child and what she goes through with here Cerebral Palsy. Definitely liked seeing how she matriculated into a regular ed class, how much she hated the EC class, and then how much getting the computer changed her world. Did not like the end. Aft...
This is a good story! The only thing that I might have disliked about this book was the ending. The characters were easy to relate to and the book had some comedic elements. I would highly recommend this book!
Melody has cerebral palsy. Melody cannot walk or talk. She has been relegated to the special needs classrooms with a endlessly revolving door of nightmarishly boorish teachers. A doctor told her mother that she was severely retarded. Seriously. What doctor uses that sort of language? But her m...