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Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper


Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video camera that is always recording. Always. And there’s no delete button. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school—but no one knows it. Most people–her teachers and doctors included–don’t think she’s capable of learning, and up until recently her school days consisted of listening to the same preschool-level alphabet lessons again and again and again. If only she could speak up, if only she could tell people what she thinks and knows . . . but she can’t, because Melody can’t talk. She can’t walk. She can’t write.


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  1. Amazing book i rate it 5 stars ages 9 and up

  2. I love this book! :) :) :) :) :)
    It made me realize alot if things that would take along time to explain.
    Alot of parts really stood out to me and I could understand the main character melody. When she was angry I was angry at what was making her angry. When she was happy I was happy for her. This is a must read book!! 100% reccomonded

  3. Oh my gosh! This was one of my favorite books in the third grade. I’m actually in the sixth grade now, and when I look back I’m a little surprised I actually understood the book.It’s hard for me to remember parts of the book, but I do remember being confused at the end of it. Maybe I’ll read the book again and have a better understanding of it. The disabled girl, she had a deeper understanding than anyone else did, but she wasn’t able to show it well until she got that machine. And I think one of the parts of the book that I remember the most is when she got to go on the game show and won, but the girl who was always mean to her pretended to be her friend on TV,and that really got me mad. But then again, I had never really liked her or any type of person who treated people like that that way just because they were disabled. But I actually think that everyone treated her as if she were a normal person, which I would totally want if I was disabled. I also remember the part where she got a new goldfish and it jumped out of the bowl but her mom thought she had taken it out of the bowl, which is basically why the title looks that way. Whenever I look at the title, it reminds me of that specific part. And I think that’s all I have to say about that book. :)

  4. This is an amazing book. It has a great lesson and shows that kids with disabilities can do great things too. I recommend this book to anyone.

  5. This book was so good! It’s amazing how different people can treat each other because of what they can and can’t do. I think Melody showed some incredible girl power, handling all that was going on. I give it 5 smiles, no doubt!

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