Thursday, January 19, 2012

100 Books in 2012: Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Book 3: Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

What a satisfying read!

Eleven year old Melody is bright, smart, funny, awesome. Eleven year old Melody is a paraplegic with cerebral palsy who cannot walk, who cannot talk. All these thoughts of words and music and colors and feelings fill her head, but she has no way to get them out, no way to speak.

Her parents just know that she is a smart child and with the help of her caregiver she learns to communicate all the brilliant things that she knows, all the things that fill her head.

This book made me think, made me laugh, made me cry, made me thankful and thoughtful. Yes, a nice satisfying read.

1 comment:

Jen McConnel said...

Sounds like one I want to read! I love Draper.