10 August 2010

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Melody Brooks can't walk, talk, or do everyday things that most people don't even think about. Despite what she can't do, Melody is brilliant. Once she gets a device that helps her communicate, students and teachers discover that she's smart enough to compete in quiz competitions. The only problem is that many people are mean to her just because she's different. She's capable of winning her school an award, but it's up to her classmates to accept her.

This story makes you realize how hard it is to deal with people teasing you just because you're different. It also shows how much you can hurt someone by ignoring them and not caring about how they feel. Also, sometimes the people who are different are the ones who are most valuable to a team.

Call number: YA DRAPER (Teen Room)

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