Out of My Mind - Sharon M. Draper

My favorite character in this book is Melody Brooks. This is because Melody never gives up easily to find ways for her to communicate with other students in her school. It was difficult for her to communicate with people as she could not talk, walk or even write. She has a photographic memory which means her head is like a video camera that is always recording. With a photographic memory, She could remember things easily and this is why she is the smartest kid in her whole school. Even though she is the smartest kid, no one knows it as she could not communicate with others. One day, she got a "Medi-Talker" which is something like a laptop but with huge buttons that Melody could press as she could not control her fingers normally. it can speak anything Melody wants to say. All she had to do is to press what she wants to say. Another reason why is that she likes music just like I do. She likes classical and also jazz as her mom loves classical and her dad loves jazz.


The reason why I enjoyed this book is that this book is very interesting as I had never read this kind of book about disabilities before. In this book, I learn that we should not give up easily and also not look down on people with disabilities. I like the sentence "it is my opinion that Melody is severely brain-damaged and profoundly retarded." in the book.