Book Review

Out of My MindOut of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Out of My Mind is about eleven-year-old Melody, a smart girl with a head full of words.  But because of her cerebral palsy, she cannot walk, talk, or express herself. She is extremely intelligent; she remembers everything she has seen or heard, and she has a sharp and humorous wit.  So when she finds a way to communicate with those around her, Melody and her family are thrilled.

Out of My Mind is one of the best books I read this year.  Melody is a fascinating and humorous character. Her story is inspiring, interesting, and eye-opening.  I think everyone can enjoy this book and learn something from it.


“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” 
― Dr. Seuss

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” 
― Robert Frost

“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” 
― Mark Twain

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.” 
― Malcolm X

“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.” 
― Groucho Marx

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