Spaulding Street Elementary News
Sharon M. Draper - Atheneum Books - 2010 - 295 pages
Mom : Melody's mom.
Dad : Melody's dad.
Mrs.V : Melody's nanny.
Penny : Melody's little sister.
Out of my Mind is about a girl, named Melody she can’t talk, or walk. She struggles with many things she can’t got to the bathroom by herself, communicate very well, and she gets a lot of attention because of her disability. One day her mom took her to the a doctor so he could determine how intelligent she is. After all the tests were done, he told Melody’s mom Melody was retarded. She got really mad, she knew that Melody wasn’t retarded. She decided to enroll Melody in public school. Spaulding Street Elementary.
The next day Melody was determined to go to school. Melody missed the bus, so her mom had to drive her. They were pulling out of the driveway and they felt a bump. The next thing you know you hear screaming, crying, and sirens from the ambulance that was coming to pick up Penny. Penny was fine except she broke her leg.
Melody has so many things to say, but no way to say them.
I chose this quote because this was the last sentence in the book. It also explains the conflict of the story.
Overall I really enjoyed reading this book.
I give this book four stars.