Out of My Mind

Book review by Sally Engelfried, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Girl with cerebral palsy conquers challenges in moving tale.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 72 reviews

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age 12+

A must read. Great for “clean” book reports.

(I’m fourteen- long story why I’m listed as an adult) This book is great. Seriously awesome. Unbelievably spelltacular. Left me speechless- the ending wasn’t a fairy tale one, not close. It was a sad end, but the sequel is happy. The book reminded of Wonder by R.J. Pallacio; only less mature. Although both books are about middle schoolers that, well, stand out. I love them both with all my heart. The Eason I rated this 12 and older is due to the horrid way some friends and teacher act at the end. They say sorry, but they were still unbelievably mean. I was seriously crying. Read! Read! Read!

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age 10+
Read this fairly recently. As a disabled individual myself, I can relate to Melody even though I don't have cerebral palsy. Looking forward to reading the sequel, Out of my Heart, later this year!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Book Details

  • Author: Sharon M. Draper
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Topics: Great Girl Role Models
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Atheneum
  • Publication date: March 9, 2010
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 10 - 18
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Available on: Paperback, Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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