Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind

eBook - 2010
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"Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video camera that is always recording. Always. And there's no delete button. She's the smartest kid in her whole school--but no one knows it. Most people--her teachers and doctors included--don't think she's capable of learning, and up until recently her school days consisted of listening to the same preschool-level alphabet lessons again and again and again. If only she could speak up, if only she could tell people what she thinks and knows ... but she can't, because Melody can't talk. She can't walk. She can't write. Being stuck inside her head is making Melody go out of her mind--that is, until she discovers something that will allow her to speak for the first time ever. At last Melody has a voice ... but not everyone around her is ready to hear it."--Book Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2010]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ♭2010
ISBN: 9781416980452
1416980458
Branch Call Number: EBOOK J OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (295 pages)

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Jennychan2005
Sep 17, 2017

It's a great book.

CRRLKids Aug 04, 2017

A perfect read for a child looking for a book with a character with a disability as the protagonist or for young readers to get a first hand perspective on the struggles those with disabilities face everyday. Draper does an excellent job delving deep into the thoughts of Melody, a cerebral palsy young lady, to show that, despite her physical limitations, she has nearly the same dreams and desires as almost any other 5th grade girl. Her determination to prove her intelligence at the 5th grade quiz bowl is empowering, as is her resolution to save her little sister even when all odds are against her, including her ability to talk. Readers will come away with a renewed respect for those unlike themselves and recognize that perhaps we all are more similar than different in the end.

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vv19
Aug 03, 2017

Wonderful story of overcoming adversity. Children with disabilities are looked at so differently. But this author lets us venture into the mind of such a child and see that they are really not that different from the rest of us. My young daughters read this book and loved it. As a mother, my heart went out to the parents. The author did a good job in capturing the struggles and heartache the parents faced. My only wish would have been a better ending. We all know children (even teachers) are mean to those who are different. But the ending felt rushed and there was too much going on in the end. I loved this book but would have wanted the ending a little more drawn out.

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wildct2003
Jul 29, 2017

Very good overall, although some parts seemed a bit contrived.

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JulianneMah
Jul 14, 2017

My favorite book in the world! Best one I have ever read!

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AllyTuck
Jul 12, 2017

this is my personal favorite. so inspiring and interesting i could read it again and again. but this book covered a really tough topic so i would recommend reading it at an older age

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anderson_3
Jul 12, 2017

Fantastic, well-written book that should be required reading in schools. It encourages the reader to look deeper into thoughts & feelings of people with disabilities as well as how others interact with each other. It would make a great classroom book club discussion.

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navy_wolf_412
Jun 29, 2017

This book changes the way I look at people with defects, or the ones some would call "retards". It's not their fault they have defects.

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1010eh
Mar 28, 2017

A wonderful book that changes how you view other people. I loved it.

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daysleeper236
Nov 29, 2016

Fantastic.

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read_freak
Jul 10, 2016

This book is about a fifth grade girl named Izzy and she has cerebral palsy. But when she looks online she finds an piece of tech that allows her to speak for the first time. This book is a wonderful novel with sad and happy parts to it but overall a lot of people will love this book.

rahi7244 Nov 06, 2015

It's about a girl who can't talk or move o her own, however she's the smartest student in her class. with help from her teacher and parents also with technological support she started to communicate with others.

orange_zebra_212 Jun 19, 2014

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.

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green_cat_1982
Jun 03, 2014

Out of My Mind is about a girl named Melody who has a disability called Cerebral Palsy. This story is about how she overcomes the every day challenged of middle school.

blue_cat_48432344 May 19, 2013

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

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GreenElephantGirl
Dec 15, 2012

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.

Harrypotterding Jul 12, 2012

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.

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Jbird43
Dec 13, 2011

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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blue_nightingale_43 Jul 13, 2014

b. I wish

blue_nightingale_43 Jul 13, 2014

b. I wish

orange_zebra_212 Jun 19, 2014

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

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green_cat_1982
Jun 03, 2014

"things untouched in my hands"

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AFROMAN_11
May 21, 2014

I am surrounded by thousands of words

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GreenElephantGirl
Dec 15, 2012

'I love you.'

Harrypotterding Jul 12, 2012

words are the most powerful things in the world

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liuclaire
Apr 07, 2013

Other: very sad moments

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Violet_Dolphin_193
Nov 06, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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