Tell us a little about yourself: what is your first name, how old are you, and what is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Ella, 10, chocolate cookie chip dough
What book did you read and why did you choose it?
The book I read was, Out Of My Mind.
Can you describe this book in one word?
What was your favorite part of this story?
When Melody joined a team that was competing on TV.
If you had a problem similar to the main character's problem, what would you do?
I would just forgive my friends.
What would you say to your best friend to convince them to read this book?
It is the best book I have ever read.
What do you think about the book's cover?
I think the cover is a creative idea.
Would you want to read another book about these characters? Why or why not?
Yes, because I would love to see what happened to Melody.
Can you name another book that reminds you of this one?
It reminds me of a book called, Wonder.
If you could ask the author one question about this book what would it be?
What made you think of writing this book?
P.S. I loved reading WONDER to your class! :)
About OUT OF MY MIND by Sharon M. Draper:
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 school, but no one knows it. Most people, her teachers and doctors included, don'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.
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