Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind by  Sharon Draper is one of those books everyone should read.  It just does a great job of capturing the thoughts and emotions of a girl who has a very bright mind but is trapped inside a body that doesn't work.  Melody is an eleven-year-old who has a photographic memory and is the smartest student in her school, but no one knows it.  Students and teachers alike think she is incapable of learning because she cannot walk, talk, or even feed herself.  

Throughout the book readers will cheer for and hurt for Melody as she encounters the cruelty of kids and adults, the kindness and support of a select few, and an opportunity to show others her enormous potential.  A great companion book to Rules by Cynthia Lord.  Out of My Mind is nominated for the 2012-2013 Golden Sower Award.

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