Delaney shows narcissistic tendencies.
I suppose the character of Melody came from my experiences in raising a child with developmental difficulties.
But Melody is not my daughter. Melody is pure fiction--a unique little girl who has come into being from a mixture of love and understanding.
Out of my Mind is the story of a ten-year-old-girl who cannot walk or talk. She has spirit, determination, intelligence and wit, and no one knows it. But from buildings that are not wheelchair--accessible to classmates who make fun of her she finds a strength within herself she never knew existed.
I was fiercely adamant that nobody feel sorry for Melody. I wanted her to be accepted as a character and as a person, not as a representative for people with disabilities. Melody is a tribute to all the parents of disabled kids who struggle, to all those children who are misunderstood, to all those caregivers who help every step of the way.
It's also written for people who look away, who pretend they don't see, or who don't know what to say when they encounter someone who faces life with obvious differences.
Just smile and say hello! Draper --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Grade Born with cerebral palsy, Melody, 10, has never spoken a word. She is a brilliant fifth grader trapped in an uncontrollable body. Her world is enhanced by insight and intellect, but gypped by physical limitations and misunderstandings.
She will never sing or dance, talk on the phone, or whisper secrets to her friends. She's not complaining, though; she's planning and fighting the odds.
In her court are family, good neighbors, and an attentive student teacher. Pitted against her is the "normal" world: Melody's life is tragically complicated. She is mainly placed in the special-ed classroom where education means being babysat in a room with replayed cartoons and nursery tunes.
Her supportive family sets her up with a computer. She learns the strength of thumbs as she taps on a special keyboard that finally lets her "talk.
Then something happens that causes her to miss the finals, and she is devastated by her classmates' actions.
Kids will benefit from being introduced to Melody and her gutsy, candid, and compelling story.Lizbeth Estrada's AP Lit Comp Blog Wednesday, December 12, LAQ's #5 Of Mice and Men.
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