Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Brief 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.

I thought this was a powerful book. I really enjoyed the entire book. I think 5th graders might not initially be interested in the book when you describe it to them. Once they get started, they should be hooked. I think kids would relate to the main character Melody in a different way. It tells what her life is like at school with cerebral palsy. She notices things about people that others would not. The ending is not what you would expect.

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