READ & REVIEWED: Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
Out of My Mind is a tender and compelling story of a girl determined to make her voice heard despite her disability and society's prejudice.
Melody is no ordinary 11-year-old: she has a photographic memory and is the smartest kid in her school. But no one knows that - Melody has cerebal palsy and she can't talk, write or walk. Written in a first person point-of-view, Out of My Mind is a tender and compelling story of a girl determined to make her voice heard as she deals with her disability and society's prejudice.
This story touched me on different levels as it drew me into Melody's world and the challenges children with special needs and their parents face. Big E, who read this when she was ten, says, "This book is different from other books that I have read. It gave me the perspective of someone who has cerebal palsy and what life can be like for them. The story is sad at some point like when people are mean to her but because of Melody's courage and smarts, it is also hopeful and encouraging."
This middle-grade book is recommended for ages ten and up and available at all good bookstores.
How are you spending your weekend? We have so many books to recommend having bought so many this pandemic - we just need more time to do so 😅
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