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Out of My Mind (2010)

Author: Draper, Sharon [link to author's website]
Publisher: Atheneum/Simon & Schuster
Number of pages: 295 pages

Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video camera that is always recording. Always. And there's no delete button. She's the smartest kid in her whole schoolbut no one knows it. Most peopleher teachers and doctors includeddon't think she's capable of learning, and up until recently her school days consisted of listening to the same preschool-level alphabet lessons again and again and again. If only she could speak up, if only she could tell people what she thinks and knows . . . but she can't, because Melody can't talk. She can't walk. She can't write. Being stuck inside her head is making Melody go out of her mindthat is, until she discovers something that will allow her to speak for the first time ever. At last Melody has a voice . . . but not everyone around her is ready to hear it.

ISBN 13: 978-1416971719
Reading Level (grade): 4.3