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Out of My Mind

Draper, Sharon M. (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.
Authors: Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills)
Title: Out of my mind
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 295 p. ;,19 cm.
Summary: Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.
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ISBN: 141697170X
9781416971702
Statement of Responsibility: Sharon M. Draper
Subject Headings: Genius Juvenile fiction. Interpersonal relations Juvenile fiction. Communication Juvenile fiction. People with disabilities Juvenile fiction. Cerebral palsy Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Genius
Interpersonal relations
Communication
People with disabilities
Cerebral palsy
LCCN: 2009018404
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Jul 22, 2014
  • violet_elephant_757 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

really good book but sorta sad

Jul 21, 2014
  • blue_monkey_1726 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my favorite books. It really makes you think about how good your life is and how easy you have it. The only thing i didn't really like was the ending when Penny had her accident. Even though it added to the story it was a little bit like adding more sad, unnecessary things to an already sad book. If you liked this book i would recommend the books Mockingbird, Wonder, and if you have already read Wonder, A Julian Chapter. I loved the book Out Of My Mind

This is by far the best book i have ever read

Out of my Mind is a truly moving story that engulfs the reader in a world that most people have never experienced. The story is narrated by eleven-year-old Melody, who has a photographic memory, but lacks the ability to control any movement she makes. She is continuously overlooked because of her disability and often underestimated when it comes to learning.
Sharon M. Draper gives the reader a new point of view, to think about what people different from the average person may think like, act like or look like. Draper’s use of the first person narrative paints a beautiful picture with detail in the reader’s head. Draper’s idea of how discriminated people get through unfortunate situations is well handled.
The story shows how important true friends and family can be as they were the protagonist’s main supporters. Melody’s family support, encourage and care for her throughout the entire book. Even though Melody’s dreams widen her parents never stop encouraging or believing in her. When Melody starts to interact with kids her age she finds out that once people get to know her they will understand that she is just like anybody else. With that the reader sees that students with disabilities should have the same opportunities as anyone else. The book will take you on an emotional journey which the reader will fully buy into.
If you enjoyed reading books about bullying, different points of view or a story of hope and faith, you are sure to enjoy Out of my Mind.
-Arianna Dossa

Jul 09, 2014
  • Marie98052 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this book made me think how wonderful life is. i recommend this book for people who think

Jul 09, 2014
  • Neptune1020 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Definitely a good consciousness-raiser about how society treats people with and without disabilities. Although aimed at middle-graders, I recommend for anybody 10 and older.

i am 13 and this has been the best book i have read in my whole life.Its a perfect balence of drama,fun and tears

Jul 09, 2014
  • pinknbluenails rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is awesome. I loved the plot and the characters. This book has everything in it, emotions, exciting characters and wonderful details. Recommend this book to everyoe. LOVE IT :)

I really enjoyed this book and must comment that it has the most beautiful book cover I've seen in a long time. Fits the feeling of the story perfectly. Read this book whether you are a kid, YA or adult.

This book is awesome!!!! I Keep reading it over and over. It will really have your eyes glued to the book. I would not put it down no matter what! I recommend this book to everyone who loves to read a story that will touch your heart!

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Jul 21, 2014
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Jul 09, 2014
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Jun 24, 2014
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Jun 19, 2014
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Jun 21, 2014
  • orange_zebra_212 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Out Of My Mind is a book about an eleven year old disabled girl named Melody. Melody is unique, she has something called a photographic memory. So everything that she hears or sees is stuck in her brain without a delete button. Melody is also stuck in a wheel chair, cant talk, and must be fed by someone else. Out of my mind is about Melody getting her chance to speak using her machine, and how her life is and how to adapt.

May 19, 2013
  • blue_cat_48432344 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

the book is about a girl who cant talk and cant walk . it is all about what happens it is a very good book

Being unable to speak, unable to walk, to hug her parents, to tell anybody: I love you. It's hard. Especially when people think you're retarded and your fish commits suicide. Melody has handled it all; but now she has a chance to speak- to be the person she truly is, in a way that will stay with you forever. Read it, love it, and cry: this is an amazing book.

Oct 19, 2012
  • Harrypotterding rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book is about a girl with a disability that does not let her move her body on her own will and how she over comes that and earns a voice.

Jun 03, 2012
  • loveneverlies1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

this book contain so many good stuffs.in the book Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Draper writes about an incredibly bright eleven year old girl named Melody who has cerebral palsy. Melody wants so much to be able to communicate with others but is trapped inside by a disability that leaves her a prisoner without a voice. She desperately wants to talk; to show the world that she is actually gifted verbally, with a photogenic memory for words that surpasses that of all her peers. But she cannot, beyond grunting and spastic movements. With the help school assistant, Melody gets a machine that talks for her. With it, she is no longer trapped; she is no longer out of her mind! This machine enables Melanie to do more things and reach new heights. It also brings on more problems. I would highly recommend this book.

Dec 14, 2011
  • Jbird43 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

In the book Out of My Mind, Sharon M. Draper writes about an incredibly bright eleven year old girl named Melody who has cerebral palsy. Melody wants so much to be able to communicate with others but is trapped inside by a disability that leaves her a prisoner without a voice. She desperately wants to talk; to show the world that she is actually gifted verbally, with a photogenic memory for words that surpasses that of all her peers. But she cannot, beyond grunting and spastic movements. With the help school assistant, Melody gets a machine that talks for her. With it, she is no longer trapped; she is no longer out of her mind! This machine enables Melanie to do more things and reach new heights. It also brings on more problems. I would highly recommend this book.

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Apr 07, 2013
  • liuclaire rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: very sad moments

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Jun 21, 2014
  • orange_zebra_212 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Knock Knock"
Who's there
"Isabel"
Isabel who?
"Isabel out of order? I had to knock!"

May 21, 2014
  • AFROMAN_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I am surrounded by thousands of words

Oct 19, 2012
  • Harrypotterding rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

words are the most powerful things in the world

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Dec 30, 2011
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