Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind

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.

Title:Out of My Mind
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781416971702
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    Out of My Mind Reviews

  • Destinee Sutton

    Many people love love love this book, so I'm going to skip the praise (you can read plenty of it elsewhere) and go straight to criticism: 1. The phrase "untouched in my hands" really bothers me. How c...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    I have a lot of say about this book. I had so many feels. I have cried and I have raged. BOOKS MAKE ME FEEL!****FREAKING SPOILERS****In this book we meet Melody. I'm going to write a good amount of ex...

  • Claire

    Oh, man. I'm finding this book very difficult to write about. I really want to like this book. Before I was a librarian, I was a disability rights advocate; and of the many experiences that I had duri...

  • Raeleen Lemay

    I really enjoyed this! It's perfect for fans of Wonder by R.J. Palacio, and I think this should be required reading in elementary schools. Really powerful. ...

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)

    I can't even begin to explain the importance of this book and how it has the power to influence so many people in how they treat others. I honestly don't even have words to describe my feelings for th...

  • Suzanne

    Volunteering at my daughter’s high school library has its perks. Not only do I get to look at books all day, but I get to borrow. I was generifying the senior fiction section before Christmas when I...

  • Ann

    I felt like a terrible person the entire time I read this book because I disliked it so much, especially since I think that it's an important book and a really thoughtful book in many ways. I was impr...

  • Rabia Sultana

    The book "Out of my mind" by Sharon M. Draper has changed my view of how people view others. This book is the story of a girl who was born unable to speak, walk, write, or anything on her own. Ever s...

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously

    5 stars! So I'm going to tell a little story first. My mother is a teacher, has been my entire life. When I was little and sick and couldn't go to preschool she would bring me to her class (a high sc...

  • Joe

    I feel a bit heartless.After reading all the Newbery-hype about Out of My Mind, I went into it expecting an absolutely life-changing book about cerebral palsy. After reading Ben Mikaelsen's horrendous...