Book Recommendation

By: Olivia Judah

Out of My Mind

Novel By. Sharon Draper


"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. She 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.

From multiple Coretta Scott King Award winner Sharon M. Draper comes a story full of heartache and hope. Get ready to meet a girl whose voice you'll never, ever forget." (Draper)

Why Am I Recommending Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind is a book that gives you a lot of different emotions. You can be surprised, laugh, and maybe cry. This book is fit for all genders. The ending is a big twist, which a lot of readers like. It makes people second guess how they treat people and how it affects them. The book is funny, exciting, and makes for a good life lesson.

Who's the Target Audience?

If you like books that you could cry about and has special need kids involved, this book would be the perfect fit for you. This book is geared towards girls but there are some strong male leads which makes it normal for a guy to read as well.

Why Did This Book Make Me Laugh, Cry, etc?

There are many funny remarks the school kids make to each other. The whole book isn't aimed to be a comedy book. There are two parts that my eyes watered because of harmful things done. Many shocking things appear in the book as well to make for a book full of emotions.


-Draper, Sharon. "Welcome to the Official Site of Sharon Draper." Welcome to the Official Site of Sharon Draper. N.p., 2016. Web. 07 Jan. 2016.