by Emily, Age 11 , Grade 6, ON
“Out of my mind” is a novel by Sharon M Draper. It talks about a girl named Melody who has a disorder called Cerebral palsy. She has a bright mind and remembers words just like a dictionary, the only problem is that she can’t talk. She can’t express herself so people assume she’s dumb. Eventually, she gets to be in a regular grade 5 class and uses a computer to talk. Even with her gift of speech classmates cannot see past her physical shell. “Out of my mind” is a fantastic read for middle school students. It takes you to the mind of Melody and how people with disabilities see the world.