Saturday, August 10, 2013

OUT OF MY MIND

Author:  Sharon Draper
Genre:  YA Fiction, Standalone
Published:  2010
Personal Rating:  3.5/5 (good)
Format/Narrator:  Audiobook/
Sisi Aisha Johnson
Yearly Count:  65


Almost 11 year old Melody gets around in a wheel chair and cannot talk.  People tend to not see her or fear her, because she has Cerebral Palsy.  However, Melody, is much more than her disability.  She has a photographic memory which aids her in being one of the smartest kids in her school, yet nobody knows it.  

I loved, loved, loved, the message of this book regarding Melody.  She was a fantastic character.  There were other parts of the book that I didn't care for and didn't believe.  Two parts of the ending were not realistic and actually disappointed me.  This is all coming from an educator and parent.  I am not the intended target; however, even so, it is not a book I would recommend to young teens.

     

6 comments:

  1. Hmm. I don't know that this is a book I would be drawn to initially, but Melody does sound like a great character, one worth getting to know.

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    1. Literary Feline ~ The educator in me calls out for reads like this.

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  2. Oh no! I love the idea of Melody being the main character. Too bad it didn't end well. We need more characters like Melody!!

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    1. Stacybuckeye ~ She was a trooper! :)

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  3. You loved, loved, loved the message, but not so much the book? Think it's something I'd enjoy?

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    1. Les ~ When I first saw this comment I had a response, but now I forgot. UGH! :( Ummm, I think you'd respond in the same way I did, actually. Or pretty close.

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