out of my mind (Atheneum, 2010) by Sharon M. Draper is one of those hard to put down incredible stories.
11-year-old Melody can’t talk, walk or feed herself, so most people think she’s not very smart. Not true, and fortunately she has some champions in her life who believe that just because her body is limited, doesn’t mean her mind is. Melody is an incredibly tough heroine in unfortunate circumstances.
I challenge you to pick up the story and start reading. I think, like it did for me, that the beginning will suck you in!
The book has gotten starred reviews. It it had been up to me, it would have been one of the Newbery winners!
Read about the award winning author and teacher on her site. Sharon M. Draper has written other great books, too.