Posted in Award Winners, MG Novels, So Many Good Books

out of my heart

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

out of my heart by Sharon M. Draper (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2021) is an amazing book that I wish EVERYONE would read! Such a satisfying story about persistence and friendship. Can you tell I loved it?

Twelve-year-old Melody can’t walk, talk, or feed herself, but she’s smart and she wants to go to camp. She researches and finds a camp for kids with special needs and convinces her parents to let her go. It’s scary–she’s not been away from her parents for so long–and they are going to have her swim and go horseback riding. Can she do all that?!

It’s a sequel to out of my mind, but it’s been so long since I read that book, I didn’t remember much, so this book definitely stands alone. Readers kept asking to know what else happened to Melody in the first book, that Sharon wrote a sequel. Both book promote so much understanding about those who are differently abled. out of my heart was a CCBC Choice (Cooperative Children’s Book Council).

Sharon is an award winning author and teacher. Read about her here. Check out her books here.

Please follow and share:

10 thoughts on “out of my heart

  1. What a wonderful story! It sounds an amazing book, with a superb protagonist. I’ll have to get hold of a copy! Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. I’ve read many of Sharon’s books but haven’t gotten to this one yet. Your review certainly attests that I must obtain a copy ASAP. Thanks for the review and Happy MMGM!

  3. This sequel by Sharon Draper shows how Melody grows. I love all Draper’s books because they are varied and share universal themes which help us all, whatever age we are. My favorite part was how the campers showed their independence and embraced each ability for the new friends.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *