Thursday, August 20, 2015

Out of My Mind by: Sharon M. Draper

Melody is different from most people. She can't walk, nor can she talk, but she has a photographic memory and can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. Melody has also been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, but she is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her. She is smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom, the same classmates who put her off as mentally disabled. Melody is not ready to let that stop her, and she's going to find a way to tell everyone that Melody is not cerebral palsy, she is a person.
There were two main reasons to me liking Out of My Mind. The first being Melody herself. I really liked the way Sharon M. Draper has created her main character. Melody expresses herself like a child while also expressing herself like an old soul. I found it very interesting and it made me love her so much more because of it. I feel like this combination of very clear of opposites coming out of the character made her feel more like a real person. 

The other thing that I liked was the way the book ended. The ending was not at all what I had expected, and it was extremely realistic. A shoutout to Sharon M. Draper for reminding us of the reality of the worls we live in. I would give Out of My Mind 5 stars.

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