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Out of my mind by Sharon M. Draper

— feeling surprised

During the December holidays, i read this book titled ''Out of my mind'' by Sharon M. Draper. 


This book is about a girl named Melody who has cerebral palsy and other disabilities. She is an 11 year old girl with brown eyes and has short, dark, curly hair. She's strapped into a pink wheelchair and there is absolutely nothing cool about that. She has a photographic memory and remembers almost everything even when she was a year old. She then began to recognize noises , smells and tastes.

Doctors. Melody have seen dozens of doctors in her life who all try to analyse and figure her out but none of them can fix her. All she do is act like she's a retarded kid by giving a blank look, focus on one wall and pretend the question were too hard for her to answer. When she was five, her parents was thinking about enrolling her into a school. Melody was brought to a doctor whose job was to figure out how smart she was. After talking to Melody, he cleared his throat and told mum, " it is my opinion that Melody is severely brain-damaged and profound retarded" Melody's mom took a deep breathe and protested quietly " but i know she's bright. I can see it in her eyes." Melody has a very loving parents.

One day, Melody was on her wheelchair and saw her goldfish, Ollie, jumped out of his small bowl. Melody quickly pushed herself nearer to the bowl and try to save Ollie but as i mentioned earlier, Melody has a few other disabilities. Her hands and legs are very stiff so she definitely could not grab or hold things firmly. She shouted for mum but mum did not came in time. When mum came and saw Ollie in that condition, she quickly went in the bathroom to get water for Ollie. Unfortunately, Ollie did not survive. She got blamed for that afterwards.

Despite that, she is still happy and never takes her disability for something negative or to gain any pity. Therefore, we should always appreciate what we have.